His beginnings a metal-carving designer add a unique sensibility to his techniques. His works harmoniously balance the warmth of traditional ceramics and the cool, novel textures of metal. In his pieces, you'll find bold colorings of silver, red, and gray along with exquisitely controlled glazing.
33" H x 36" W x 60" L
Stoneware Ceramic with Copper and Tin on a Steel Base
Made in New York, USA 2003
In the mid 70’s Paul helped Takashi Nakazato with firing in his Ryuta kiln. While helping, Paul met Shigeyoshi Morioka who is from Wakayama prefecture. The two started working together and Paul mastered wood firing. In the 80’s Paul returned to New York and let his works known to the world. He is an important figure within the relations between the Japanese and American ceramic community. His giant clay pieces are now parts of museum collections internationally; his most recent piece being included in a museum in Changwon, South Korea.
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