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EARTH SKIN Cavin-Morris Gallery


EARTH SKIN Cavin-Morris Gallery


EARTH SKIN (September 8 - November 1, 2016) We are pleased to present a ceramic exhibition in two parts called EARTH SKIN. Clay is a mediation between the artistic impulses of the maker and a sense of Place and inner and outer landscapes. Its tactility once fired satisfies human needs in much the same way a natural landscape vista immerses us not only in a recognition of our place in the universe but also the immediate place we dwell in. Clay as a translator between artist, audience, and spirit. Evocation becomes manifestation. In the sculptural part of the exhibition is the work of Melanie Ferguson, Rafa Perez, Phyllis K. Sullivan, Tim Rowan, Mike Weber, Mitch Iburg, Youngbin Lim, Eddie Curtis, Margaret Curtis, Tadashi Ito, Simcha Even-Chen, Rebecca Buck, Sarah Purvey, Shozo Michikawa, and Jane Wheeler. The second part of the exhibition is in our presentation room and features 25 chawan (tea bowls) presented as sculpture. Artists represented are: Peter Callas, Eddie Curtis, Margaret Curtis, Robert Fornell, Lisa Hammond, Shigemasa Higashida, Mitch Iburg, Osamu Inayoshi, Aki Katayama, Ryoji Koie, Touri Maruyama, Hideo Matsumoto, 2


Shozo Michikawa, Richard Milgrim, Akihiro Nikaido, Toshio Ohi, Takao Okazaki, Akira Satake, Steve Sauer, Jeff Shapiro, Wasaburo Takahashi, Takashi Tanaka, Yoh Tanimoto, Kai Tsujimura, Shiro Tsujimura, and Mike Weber. The ceramists in this two-part exhibition are poets in their medium. They act as translators in the spaces they conjure and occupy with a sensual grace. Skin responds to the hand. It is that intimate. This work is part of that response. - Randall Morris

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Melanie Ferguson

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Melanie Ferguson Engaging Currents of an Endless Sea, 2016 Hand built stoneware, flashing slip, oxide stains, wood, iron, steel; fired in soda 13.5 x 16.5 x 11 inches 34.3 x 41.9 x 27.9 cm MFe 31

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Melanie Ferguson Restricted Zone, 2016 Hand built stoneware, sgraffito, flashing slip, oxide stains, celedon liner, gas fired soda 8 x 13 x 13 inches 20.3 x 33 x 33 cm MFe 32

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Melanie Ferguson Battles Left Behind, 2016 Stoneware, flashing slip, glaze, oxide stains, gas fired in soda, bone, glass, dandelion seed, wire, silver, leather 17 x 13.5 x 10 inches 43.2 x 34.3 x 25.4 cm MFe 34

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Melanie Ferguson Their Eyes Grew Round Like Moons, 2015 Hand built stoneware, flashing slip, oxide stains, Pier Black liner, soda fired in heavy reduction 13 x 16 x 10 inches 33 x 40.6 x 25.4 cm MFe 30

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Melanie Ferguson Ripe Berries Moon, 2015 Handbuilt stoneware, flashing slips, oxide stains, soda fired, heavy reduction 15 x 10 x 8 inches 38.1 x 25.4 x 20.3 cm MFe 27

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Tim Rowan

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Tim Rowan Untitled, 2016 Woodfired ceramic 16.5 x 15 x 10 inches 41.9 x 38.1 x 25.4 cm TR 161 14


Tim Rowan Untitled, 2015 Ceramic 17 x 4 x 4 inches 43.2 x 10.2 x 10.2 cm TR 159

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Tim Rowan Untitled, n.d. Woodfired ceramic 8 x 7.5 x 9 inches 20.3 x 19.1 x 22.9 cm TR 118

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Tim Rowan Untitled, 2016 Woodfired ceramic 9 x 6 x 6 inches 22.9 x 15.2 x 15.2 cm TR 163

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Tim Rowan Untitled, 2016 Woodfired ceramic 12 x 9 x 9 inches 30.5 x 22.9 x 22.9 cm TR 164

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Tim Rowan Untitled, 2016 Woodfired ceramic 8 x 7 x 6.5 inches 20.3 x 17.8 x 16.5 cm TR 162

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Mitch Iburg

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Mitch Iburg Ember Buried Urn, 2016 Handbuilt unprocessed California kaolin and fireclay, wood fired for 4 days 12 x 11 x 11 inches 30.5 x 27.9 x 27.9 cm Mib 11

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Mitch Iburg Ember Buried Urn, 2016 Handbuilt unprocessed California kaolin and fireclay, wood fired for 4 days 11 x 11 x 11 inches 27.9 x 27.9 x 27.9 cm Mib 12

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Mitch Iburg Vessel, 2016 Handbuilt unprocessed California kaolin and fireclay, wood fired for 4 days 10.5 x 9.5 x 9.5 inches 26.7 x 24.1 x 24.1 cm Mib 13

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Mitch Iburg Ember Buried Urn, 2016 Handbuilt unprocessed California kaolin and fireclay, wood fired for 4 days 7 x 7 x 7 inches 17.8 x 17.8 x 17.8 cm Mib 14

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Mike Weber

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Mike Weber Tsubo, 2016 Ceramic, high-fired in anagama wood-fire kiln for multiple days, shino glazed with natural forming ash glaze 17 x 15 x 16 inches 43.2 x 38.1 x 40.6 cm MWe 20

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Mike Weber Tsubo, 2016 Ceramic, high-fired in anagama wood-fire kiln for multiple days, shino glazed with natural forming ash glaze 14 x 11 x 11 inches 35.6 x 27.9 x 27.9 cm MWe 12

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Mike Weber Tokkuri, 2016 Ceramic, high-fired in anagama wood-fire kiln for multiple days, shino glazed with natural forming ash glaze 5.5 x 4.5 x 4.5 inches 14 x 11.4 x 11.4 cm MWe 19

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Mike Weber Tokkuri, 2016 Ceramic, high-fired in anagama wood-fire kiln for multiple days, shino glazed with natural forming ash glaze 6 x 4 x 4 inches 15.2 x 10.2 x 10.2 cm MWe 18

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Phyllis Sullivan

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Phyllis Sullivan Vortex with Gold Line No. 1, 2016 Stoneware, gold leaf 5.5 x 16 x 8 inches 14 x 40.6 x 20.3 cm PSu 5

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Phyllis Sullivan Vortex with Gold Line No. 4, 2016 Stoneware, gold leaf 5 x 12 x 6 inches 12.7 x 30.5 x 15.2 cm PSu 6

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Phyllis Sullivan Vortex with Gold Line No. 3, 2016 Stoneware, gold leaf 6 x 9.5 x 9 inches 15.2 x 24.1 x 22.9 cm PSu 7

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Phyllis Sullivan Vortex with Gold Line No. 5, 2016 Stoneware, gold leaf 6 x 12 x 7.5 inches 15.2 x 30.5 x 19.1 cm PSu 8

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Sarah Purvey

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Sarah Purvey Rhythm - Landscape Series, 2012 Ceramic 23.62 x 16.93 x 11.42 inches 60 x 43 x 29 cm SPu 4

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Eddie Curtis

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Eddie Curtis Vessel, 2016 Stoneware, reduction fired in brick built oil kiln at 1300 Celsius. Kurinuki technique, applied texture and oxides to outer surface, snow white shino to rim and inner surface 6.3 x 6.69 x 4.33 inches 16 x 17 x 11 cm ECu 15

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Eddie Curtis Cha-ire, 2016 Stoneware, reduction fired in brick built oil kiln at 1300 Celsius. Kurinuki technique, applied texture and oxides to outer surface, snow white shino to rim and inner surface 3.74 x 3.94 x 2.76 inches 9.5 x 10 x 7 cm ECu 12

Eddie Curtis Cha-ire, 2016 Stoneware, reduction fired in brick built oil kiln at 1300 Celsius. Kurinuki technique, applied texture and oxides to outer surface, snow white shino to rim and inner surface 3.54 x 3.15 x 3.15 inches 9 x 8 x 8 cm ECu 13

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Eddie Curtis Sake set, 2016 Stoneware, reduction fired in brick built oil kiln at 1300 Celsius. Kurinuki technique, applied texture and oxides to outer surface, snow white shino to rim and inner surface ECu 14

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Eddie Curtis Object, 2014 Handformed clay, applied texture and oxides on outer surface, on wood stand 5 x 5 x 4 inches 12.7 x 12.7 x 10.2 cm ECu 5

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Simcha Even-Chen

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Simcha Even-Chen Spiral Flow I, 2014 Slab-built, burnished, terra sigillata, Naked Raku 13 x 16 x 6 inches 33 x 40.6 x 15.2 cm SEC 4 51


Simcha Even-Chen Spiral Flow II, 2014 Slab-built, burnished, terra sigillata, Naked Raku 10 x 11 x 8 inches 25.4 x 40.6 x 15.2 cm SEC 5

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Margaret Curtis

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Margaret Curtis Square Slabbed Dish, 2016 Stoneware, reduction fired in brick built oil kiln at 1300 Celsius. Thrown and altered, black body with over-pourings of porcelain slip and celadon glaze. 3.5 x 9 x 9 inches 8.9 x 22.9 x 22.9 cm MCu 5

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Margaret Curtis Square Slabbed Dish, 2016 Stoneware, reduction fired in brick built oil kiln at 1300 Celsius. Thrown and altered, black body with over-pourings of porcelain slip and celadon glaze. 3.5 x 13 x 13 inches 8.9 x 33 x 33 cm MCu 6

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Jane Wheeler

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Jane Wheeler Black Ice Flagon, 2013 Stoneware clay with chun glaze, slab built 10.5 x 9.75 x 5.75 inches 26.7 x 24.8 x 14.6 cm JWh 2 60


Jane Wheeler Black Ice Lidded Oval Box, 2013 Stoneware clay with chun glaze, slab built 7.25 x 4.75 x 45 inches 18.4 x 12.1 x 114.3 cm JWh 4

Jane Wheeler Black Ice Flagon, 2013 Stoneware clay with chun glaze, slab built 14.75 x 9.45 x 6.5 inches 37.5 x 24 x 16.5 cm JWh 3

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Rebecca Buck

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Rebecca Buck Wyvern VIII, 2015 Ceramic 15.35 x 27.95 x 13.39 inches 39 x 71 x 34 cm RBk 4

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Rebecca Buck Wyvern V, 2015 Ceramic 10.5 x 20 x 10 inches 26.7 x 50.8 x 25.4 cm RBk 1

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Rafa Perez

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Rafa Perez Untitled, 2015 Steel mesh, porcelain, and clay fired at 1160 degrees 17.5 x 10 x 6 inches 44.5 x 25.4 x 15.2 cm RPe 49

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Rafa Perez Untitled, 2012 Porcelain, fired at 1150 degrees 23.62 x 14.17 x 11.02 inches 60 x 36 x 28 cm RPe 26

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Rafa Perez Untitled, 2011 Ceramic 2.5 x 12 x 9.75 inches 6.4 x 30.5 x 24.8 cm RPe 22

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Rafa Perez Untitled, 2011 Ceramic 6 x 8.5 x 5.5 inches 15.2 x 21.6 x 14 cm RPe 5

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Shozo Michikawa

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Shozo Michikawa Tall Pot, 2011 Stoneware with Kohiki glaze 19.5 x 7 x 6 inches 49.5 x 17.8 x 15.2 cm SMi 12 76


Shozo Michikawa Tall Pot, 2011 Stoneware with Natural Ash glaze 19.5 x 6.5 x 6 inches 49.5 x 16.5 x 15.2 cm SMi 11 77


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Youngbin Lim

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Youngbin Lim Untitled, 2015 Ceramic 5 x 14 x 11 inches 12.7 x 35.6 x 27.9 cm YbL 6

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Youngbin Lim Untitled, 2015 Ceramic 8.25 x 7 x 13 inches 21 x 17.8 x 33 cm YbL 7

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Copyright © 2016 CAVIN-MORRIS GALLERY Cavin-Morris Gallery 210 Eleventh Ave, Ste. 201 New York, NY 10001 t. 212 226 3768 www.cavinmorris.com Catalogue design: Marissa Levien Photography: Jurate Veceraite Introduction contributed by Randall Morris


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