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Opening Reception: Akio Nukaga and Friends
June 8, 2019 • 5:00 pm PDT
Since 2009, Heath Ceramics has been championing the “staggeringly elegant, simple, and beautiful designs” of Japanese Master Potter Akio Nukaga and bringing them to the United States. His signature line, “pleated work,” is described as “rustic and modern, simple and beautiful, tactile and practical.” Nukaga believes that ‘[his] works are meant for everyday use even if it means them getting chipped or worn out,’ a natural changing of appearance and materials with age and use that is respected in Japan. A master of technique, Nukaga says that “the creativity and personality will shine through your work naturally, and it is up to the end users to decide whether or not they appreciate your work.” Well apparently, many people do. You can join Nukaga and his friends Hideki “Taka” Takayama, Tung Chiang, Cathy Bailey, and Robin Petravic for a public cocktail reception.