With an Opening Reception on Saturday, September 26, 2009, the Vessels Gallery in Boston kicks off its Out of the Anagama: Kilnmasters and Stokers exhibit. In case you are wondering what a stoker is and how a stoker relates to a kilnmaster, a notice about the exhibit at MySouthEnd.com provides the answer:
If kilnmasters are the rockstars of their artistic discipline – confronting blast furnace heat, sleep deprivation and physical exhaustion – then the stokers are their roadies, tirelessly attending to the primitive kiln firings while observing the masters’ techniques and decision-making processes.
The exhibit includes a number of my teapots, teabowls, and teacups.
If you find yourself in Boston between September 26 and October 18, 2009, consider stopping by.