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surfing with helen bates - online galleries and wood-firing - december

updated tue 7 dec 04


Helen Bates on mon 6 dec 04

6th., 2004

Surfing with Helen Bates - Online Galleries and Wood-firing - December
6th., 2004

Hi all,

The choice of sites is eclectic. One gallery site does have a
wood-firing sculptor, Susannah Israel, but otherwise the two categories
do not necessarily co-incide in one site. :)

NCECA 2004 Photo Gallery - Claytimes web site
These photos are of people and pottery or sculpture seen at NCECA 2004,
Susannah Israel (A New Leaf Gallery) (San Francisco, CA, USA ?)
Ceramic sculpture, definitely "edgy." Some pieces high temperature
wood-fired to cone 14. Pages a bit slow to load when I visited...
The "Sculpturesite" of the contemporary
abstract and figurative sculpture gallery "A New Leaf Gallery", of
Berkeley, CA, USA has work by other ceramic sculptors, including
Kristin Gudjunsdottir and Tony Natsoulas. There is a search feature.
For media searches, type "clay", "terracotta", "ceramic", "stoneware",
"porcelain" in the "Description" space and press the "Enter" key or
click on either "Search" button.
Fitzwilliam Museum (Cambridge University) (Cambridge, England, UK)
An amazing online resource has been made available by the Fitzwilliam
Museum, the art museum of Cambridge University. It has an extensive
searchable database. For example, here is the result of one search:

711 records were retrieved, with 50 displayed per page. The images can
be seen using a Java or non-Java display.
Tiny URL:
Jay Hanes (Greatwater Ceramics) (Meadville PA, USA)
(Potter specializing in Zen Teabowls - quite fine work.
(Studio moved in July 1994 from Maine to Pennsylvania)
"Fire over Earth" (Asia Society and Museum) (New York, NY, USA)
The online galleries draw on the Asia Society's Mr. and Mrs. John D.
Rockefeller 3rd Collection from China, Japan, Korea, and other areas of
South-east Asia.
Dale Huffman (Pittsburgh, PA, USA)
Wood Fire potter who makes well-balanced assymetrical and often quite
colourful functional forms. Kiln photos and diagrams available.
Steve and Becky Lloyd (Princeton, MN, USA)
Wood fired Pottery by this husband and wife team. Becky's black and
white pottery is finely carved. Although Steve's pottery is most often
"decorated" by the movement of the flame over the surface of the pieces
in the kiln, some of his work is also decorated by carving before
succumbing to the fire's caress... The Lloyds' use a hybrid of the
Japanese "Noborigama" and the western "Sprung Arch" kiln. (Photos


Helen Bates

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