21 x 18 “Acrylic & airbrush with resin on canvas
Ray Meeker

Continental Drift Forty-five year ago, drawn to the philosophies of the East. From California to India. To Pondicherry. Founded the Golden Bridge Pottery with Deborah Smith.

Kanchipuram. 120 kms north. 1600 years ago. Bodhidharma leaves India for China. Initiates Chan Buddhism. Meditates. Drinks tea. Meditates.
Japan. A millennium later. Sen no Rikyu refines the Tea ceremony. The Korean rice bowl his chawan of choice.

October 2013.We visit Japan. Lots of tea bowls. Back in my studio I make bowls. Taking the first from the kiln, An SMS. A link to the International Chawan Expo. Singapore.

The tea bowl. An earthen bridge. Uniting peoples. Cultures. Histories. Communion. So lift a chalice in the profound spirit of Zen. Or just for the pleasure of holding beauty close.

Ceramic Specrtum – «Continental Drift» Sixteen Tea Bowls
Ceramic Specrtum – Tea Bowl
21 January 2016 - 21 February 2016
The artists in the Ceramic Spectrum 2016 have varied approaches to clay — the basic material of all ceramic production. While some develop the vessel form, others explore new ideas. The inspiration, content and the context within which they locate themselves are wide-rang-ing, reflecting their individual aesthetic concerns.