An exhibit of fine ceramics by Russell Wee and Lori Nakatsuka is now on display at Louis Pohl Gallery in downtown Honolulu. Russell and Lori are two of the finest potters in Hawaii and each has a style that's quite different from the other. Russell is a ceramics instructor at Leeward Community College on Oahu whose work reflects his interest in machinery and gears. Lori is a member of the Hawaii Potters Guild and concentrates on hand-painted pieces that feature plants and animals, especially local fish and Japanese peaches and eggplants. I have several of Lori's pieces in my collection and we enjoy using them at our table for meals. Russell's pieces are a little out of my price range, but I really like his stuff, especially one of the pieces in this exhibit that put the mechanical and organic together in a fantastic way. The exhibit is up until May 27th.
I began potting in January of 2012. Because I'm so new to potting, I think I understand the challenges of beginning potters and hope this blog will be encouraging to them and a source of helpful information and comment. I hope you'll join the conversation!