surface skirmishes in oil on canvas

“Part of what I’m looking for is a surface quality, and that’s something that you can’t arrive at in a day or a week or a month. It has to feel like it has a sort of history and that it’s been through some skirmishes.” Joe Bradley in conversation with …

Western Style Raku Fire

Andrew Cornell Robinson has been working with Raku fired ceramic since he first apprenticed to a potter in the last 1970s and early 1980s. His first mentor, Grace Bailey and his teacher Dave Cohen both studied under American ceramist Paul Soldner, who adopted and adapted Raku firing methods and popularized them in the United States in the 1960s. Andrew continues this tradition today in his studio and shares this knowledge with his friends and students.