In Search of Shibui

Portland, OR. – Jeffrey Thomas Fine Art is pleased to present HIROSHI OGAWA: IN SEARCH OF SHIBUI, an exhibition of wood-fired ceramic vessel forms that are remarkable for both their shape, tones and texture. There is an opening on Tuesday, September 13th with a celebratory reception for the artist in the Gallery from 6-­8 pm that is free and open to the public.

HIROSHI OGAWA: IN SEARCH OF SHIBUI is an engaging exhibition of a master ceramic artist who has been making exquisite ceramic vessel forms which are timeless and yet reflecting a heritage of craftsmanship when it comes to wood-­firing clay. With the help of the local community, and fellow potters, Hiroshi built a two-chambered wood firing kiln and christened it "Hikarigama", (“the illuminated kiln”). In the 35 years of living in Elkton, Oregon, raising two (now grown) children, he continues to experiment and explore the mysterious and controlled “accidents” in his practice of wood­-firing clay.