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Akira Satake - ceramist
“For me, the act of creation is a collaboration between myself, the clay and the fire. Collaboration means finding what the clay wants to be and bringing out its beauty in the way that the beauty of our surroundings is created through natural forces. Undulations in sand that has been moved by the wind, rock formations caused by landslides, the crackle and patina in the wall of an old house, all these owe their special beauty to the random hand of Nature.

The fire is the ultimate random part of the collaborative equation. I hope the fire will be my ally, but I know it will always transform the clay in ways I cannot anticipate.”

Akira Satake at kiln

Akira Satake at kiln

woodfired vessel 002

woodfired vessel 002

wood fired vessel 003

wood fired vessel 003

wood fired vessel 004

wood fired vessel 004

wood fired vessel 005

wood fired vessel 005

Kohiki vessel 014

Kohiki vessel 014

woodfired vessel 006

woodfired vessel 006

Kohiki vessel 011 with Barbara Zaretsky textile in background

Kohiki vessel 011 with Barbara Zaretsky textile in background

wood fired lidded vessel

wood fired lidded vessel

Kohiki lidded vessel

Kohiki lidded vessel

kohiki teapot

kohiki teapot

Kohiki vessel 013

Kohiki vessel 013

Kohiki vessels 009 010

Kohiki vessels 009 010

Kohiki 008

Kohiki 008

Kohiki 007

Kohiki 007

DSC_0025-cropped-70K

DSC_0025-cropped-70K

Kohiki columns

Kohiki columns

wood fired lidded vessel

wood fired lidded vessel

Kohiki teabowls

Kohiki teabowls

Kohiki 019

Kohiki 019