In the Mino region of Japan lie rich deposits of a clay suitable for making durable domestic pottery. Traditionally fired in wood-burning kilns, the smoky atmosphere and drifting firewood ash inside the kiln, combined to give the pottery its distinctive colours; bone, orange, grey and black, often with a gorgeous pewter lustre and ripples texture. Smoke & Flame features 8 Ontario potters who have dedicated much of their careers to exploring this fascinating Japanese technique.
Show runs: July 21st-August 12th, 2023
Reception: July 21st, 2023 @ 6pm