Thursday, May 12, 2016

Bruce Gholson - AKAR Yunomi Invitational


Bruce Gholson, Fossil Fish Yunomi, Bulldog Pottery, Seagrove, NC

Tomorrow, May 13th will be the opening of the tenth annual Akar Yunomi Invitational, with 950 yunomi from 190 artists.  A "yunomi" is a form of teacup being taller than wide with a trimmed or turned foot for daily or informal tea drinking. Seems to work great for water, wine, whiskey, and whatnot too.

We have always found this show exciting and inspirational to be a part of. This event is highly motivating to us to be a bit more daring with how we will approach the surface of the cups we will choose from. Akar's Yunomi show has always been a spur to push us further, with the yunomi being a great vehicle to risk new surface combinations, and experiment with some of the new glazes we have been developing. Bruce's selections for this years Yunomi show are shown below.
The top piece is porcelain, and the next four are red stoneware.

Bruce Gholson, Fossil Fish Yunomi, Bulldog Pottery, Seagrove, NC

Bruce Gholson, Fossil Fish Yunomi, Bulldog Pottery, Seagrove, NC

Bruce Gholson, Fossil Fish Yunomi, Bulldog Pottery, Seagrove, NC
Bruce Gholson, Fossil Fish Yunomi, Bulldog Pottery, Seagrove, NC

3 comments:

Linda Starr said...

love all the colors

Ceramica said...

Colors wonderful.nice shape.

Samie d said...

Wow, wow and wow. I love everything about these. I am in my 7th month of learning to throw. I know nothing about glazing yet. I'm just curious. how the heck did you get that wonderful fun fish skeleton on there, I can see that it is some sort of glaze? Did you use a stencil or did you paint that on? OR is that clay slip?

I would like to try that technique on a different subject.

Thanks,
j