North Carolina – Pottery and Food:
Several years ago I attended a Pottery Workshop at Penland in North Carolina. I met Akira Satake, a ceramic artist living in Asheville NC (originally from Japan); I’ve enjoyed receiving his Newsletter/Updates ever since! He creates awesome Japanese pottery — Using several distinct styles and firing methods (Yakishime, Kohiki, more). I LOVE following his artistic endeavors! Additionally, his wife, Cynthia Pierce, is a professional pastry chef! What a match of Pottery and Food!! I feel that I simply must share their work.
Together, they’ve recently opened a new Gallery in Asheville — A Gallery with Pastry Shop! And the Gallery web site includes a photo of a most beautiful, stunning Crostata (with a so-perfect crust) on a gorgeous Rustic Plate (wood fired?), with a few pieces of surrounding pottery. And since this Blog is about Pottery and Food, I simply have to share this — Even if I did not take the photo.
And, they’re holding a Gallery OPEN HOUSE this weekend!!
A Summer Celebration this Saturday, the 22nd. Gallery Mugen and Yuzu Patisserie — At Cotton Mill Studios in Asheville! I really wish I lived closer to North Carolina; I would love to stop by (I really would love a bite of that Crostata). Instead, I’m sharing a few more photos (all from the web)….
Above: Tea Bowl LOVE!
Above: Several pieces; Kohiki, variegated clays.
Above: Vessel, LOVE the simple but dramatic form.
Golly Jeepers — I wish I could dash down to North Carolina this weekend! Actually, there are so many wonderful potters in North Carolina, I really should start planning a trip!?!
Hope everyone enjoyed Akira’s work! And I should mention, he is a serious musician as well as potter — Great Banjo!!
Pottery by Akira Satake — http://www.AkiraSatake.com
Pastries at Yuzu Patisserie — http://www.YuzuByCynthia.com
Penland School of Crafts — http://www.Penland.org