Akar Gallery's "Yunomi" invitational opens this week!

Very excited to be part of AKARs "Yunomi" invitational this year! This show represents some of the best national and international makers in this online exhibition. Make sure and check out all the amazing cups starting May 15th when the show opens. My 5 Yunomi are pictured below. Thank you all again for the support!

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The 2015 Yunomi Invitational is right around the corner! Get excited!

UNICUM 15 Exhibition opens Friday May 15th Slovenia

My work "Armageddon Laced in Fools Gold" is on display in UNICUM – Ceramics Today. Third International Ceramic Triennial UNICUM 2015, Slovenia

Opens on Friday, 15 May, at 7 pm at National Museum of Slovenia Metelkova (Maistrova ulica 1), Ljubljana, Slovenia. The exhibition will be on show till 30 September 2015.

Thanks so much to Clay Arts Vegas for supporting me in exhibiting this guy in Slovenia. What a great bunch to be associated with! I look forward to many years of working with CAV! 
Special thanks to Cat Traen for assisting me in shipping this little guy. Im certain we will be helping each other out again very soon!

2015 MunGyeong Chasabal Festival, Korea

Very Happy to be invited back to Mungyeong Korea for my second chasabal festival! The art of tea and especially the teabowl is celebrated at this event. Ceramic artists from all over the world are invited to showcase their work for the duration of the 10 day event. Here are some images of mine and Leila. I will add more soon.

see the festival website for more official info......  http://www.sabal21.com/2013/eng/main.asp

Below is a link to a video about the show that Jeff Brown found and posted. He also included links to many of the other international artists from our group.  

Below is a link to a video about the show that Jeff Brown found and posted. He also included links to many of the other international artists from our group.  

Jeff found this broadcast from Korean TV station MBC Andong about the 10 day "Mungyeong Traditional Teabowl Festival" 문경전통찻사발축제
There is a short bit about the International Potters Exchange Exhibition 찻사발국제교류전 about 8 minutes in.



Lots of great video drone views of the festival area that is an ancient Korean village restored and used in Movie productions. with Ron PhilbeckShamai Sam GibshRobert LawarreShulamit MillarLeila DeneckePatricia Varea MilanLee LoveEncarna Soler PerisStefan SchwarzSteve HiltonCraig Edwards



Demo at NCECA in Rhode Island

Elated that I was invited to demo in the process room at NCECA 2015 in Rhode Island!

Please come visit me from 1:00pm - 1:30pm  in the Process Room 555/556 

Process: Adding Volume and Movement to Static Forms with Texture.  By Robert Lawarre.

Viewers will be encouraged to explore surface texture/decoration and its relationship to form. The demo will cover "stretching" the idea of soft slab building vessel forms with armatures and free form. Alteration to these forms will be done with multiple techniques and will incorporate a variety of embellishment methods including impressing with custom texture tools, pinch, coil, sprigging and molding. Attendees can look forward to walking away from this workshop with new skills for building and decorating forms, a stronger ability to explore ideas, and the knowledge to create their own tools.

Awarded the "Silver Prize" at The 5th Taiwan International Gold Teapot Prize!!

Images from the "5th Taiwan International Gold Teapot Prize" at the New Taipei City Yingge Ceramics Museum . I am so thankful to receive the Silver Prize in this competition, especially with the caliber of the teapots selected from all over the world! I was surprised to see my "Deco Tea...Lapped in Red" featured on the 15 foot tall banner as I entered the gallery space. Words escape me...........


Exciting news from the 2014 MunGyeong Chasabal Festival!

I am so thankful for the support of my OHS administration and students sending me off to Korea to participate in this competition! I return to oviedo still in shock from the wonderful experience.

I was hoping to repost an announcement on the awards from 2014 Mungyeong International Chasabal Competition....i still haven't seen the official anouncement. The award ceremony was last Thursday so I think its ok if announce I received "Gold Prize" for my teabowl titled "Down the Drain with the Snake Oil Empire".
I am honored that my work was so well received in Korea! Im looking forward to going back to spend more time in this wonderful cultural exchange. 
The other awards were as follows:
Kikuchi-san (Japan) was awarded the "Silver Prize"
Julia Winter (Germany) was awarded the "Bronze Prize"
Congrats to all the participants! We all were awarded with the best hospitality a person could ask for!

"Cup: the Intimate Object X"

Images of my cups at Charlie Cummings Gallery for "Cup: the Intimate Object X"  in Gainesville FL.  I am so excited to be invited to this exhibition that opens October 5th and continues through November 2nd! So many amazing artists in this, one of the best cup shows in the USA today

Information on the show can be found by clicking Charlie Cummings Gallery.  Work is available for purchase on line and in the physical gallery.  

Solo show in Vallauris

Images from the weekend of my solo show opening in Vallauris at C K'Omsa Gallery. Thank you Sandrine, her family and friends who helped this come together and especially Suzanne who got right to work helping me set up the same day she flew in to Nice from the US.  

Vallauris solo show and preparations

A quick share of images from my time spent in Vallauris . From first arriving at my flat and studio to daily sights and tastes while working on forms for my solo show. Lastly a collection of candid workshop images........of a fun and sometimes serious group of artists! 

VIA Vallauris France workshop info announced

Please check out my VIA workshop info by clicking on the link below. I am so excited that Vallauris Institute of Arts will be hosting my week long workshop on the French Riviera and will also serve as my residence this summer while I make work for my solo show "Just Beneath  the Surface". More info to come!  Thanks Sandrine for putting this together and creating such a great poster for this years workshops!


via 2014 poster.jpg

"Award of Excellence" Lake Mary Heathrow Festival of the Arts

What a successful weekend. Honored to win the, "Award of Excellence" at the Lake Mary Heathrow Festival of the Arts. 

Day 1 was a Florida wash, literately all my pieces took a bath.  (It rained the festival out.)

Day 2 was amazing! The award was just the start. Fullsail came to the event and did an expose on me. (Very humbling!) Also, I had some sales of my pieces. I couldn't be more excited! I am so grateful for all the wonderful appreciation I recieved. 


I just hung my "Award of Excellence" at the Lake Mary Heathrow Festival of the Arts.

I just hung my "Award of Excellence" at the Lake Mary Heathrow Festival of the Arts.

Examples from my slip decoration demo.

These represent a number of slip decorating techniques from slip trailing, brushing, sponging w/template, and I also threw in a few image transfers from a previous demo.

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New trays for my Functional Line

New trays from my new functional line.  Peach sweet tea not included! ;) 

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