The awards for the Big Fish Small Pot VI International Small Teapot Exhibition have recently been announced. My piece was awarded an honourable mention. It is truly an honour.This is the second year in a row that I have received this award. My last year’s entry ” Fool’s Gold also selected for an honourable mention in “Big Fish Small Pot V”. This year’s show should be posted online soon. I’m looking forward to seeing all the wonderful teapots.
Stoneware sculptural teapot by Wayne Cardinalli, just accepted into the “Big Fish Small Pot 2014” small teapot exhibition at the American Museum of Ceramic Arts in Pomona, California.
A pot should be viewed within the length of a human arm.
– Bernard Leach
This statement refers to the intimacy of the ceramic medium. It is a deceptively simple idea which has deep resonance in my life as a potter. There are layers of meaning here.
Here I am in my studio, leaning on Big Bertha. Stack is perched on the banding wheel. I often use the hand-carved Indonesian stamps hanging in the background for texturing the surface of my pots.
Stoneware pottery by Wayne Cardinalli
I’m leaning on my teapot “Big Bertha”. “Stack” is on the banding wheel beside me. Hanging behind me are the carved Indonesian wooden stamps which I often use for texturing the clay. Welcome to my world!