Entries by NanaKuo

Birch Trees

Winter is when I tend to notice birch trees the most whether against the backdrop of a brilliantly cold blue sky or a misty gray day. I love how tall and slender they are while their ridges and knots highlight how they always seem to lean or bend slightly from the upright.

Mishima Mugs

After I’ve thrown, trimmed, and attached handles to my porcelain mugs, I begin the mishima process of inlaying a design to the surface.

Meadow Mugs

Fields of summer flowers in an untamed meadow always make me smile. In Seattle, the summer months always bring out these delights in my neighborhood.

Summer Canisters

The colorful flowers in Seattle the past couple of summers have left me with such a happy feeling.  I’ve been wanting to share this feeling by suggesting the spirit of summer meadows in my latest series of canisters. Check them out.  I just delivered several to the Bellevue Arts Museum Store. I’ve also just posted a […]


No time for any studio work today aaargh!  Very long day in front of computer. Hoping for a fresh start tomorrow.    Need to slip some jars, then start glazing the pots that came out of the bisque kiln yesterday.  

Fall Pots

The weather has turned and the pots are drying sooo much more slowly, but the first bisque kiln is just about ready to be fired!  

Glenn Richards: 2013 Mingei Pottery Show

I’ll be exhibiting my work with twenty other northwest potters at this year’s Annual Mingei Pottery Show hosted by Glenn Richards. The opening reception will be held on Saturday, November 16th from 4-8 pm. It’s always a great party!  I hope to see you all there!