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I'm an arts educator in Pittsburgh, PA. I teach digital arts and ceramics. I work in an awesome studio with amazing fellow artists and enthusiastic (yet patient) teachers. I study the Japanese language and the Japanese tea ceremony. I'm licensed to study the way of tea by the Urasenke school through the Philadelphia branch.

My interest in Japanese pottery stems from when I first started making pottery. I was fortunate enough to spend considerable time with two celebrated Shigaraki potters during their month-long residency in the studio where I work. Later, I became friends with a Japanese-American potter who taught me much of what I know.

I consider myself an "artist-potter" though to be certain, I don't mean to imply anything snobbish by that. I simply believe that by making functional, one of a kind pieces, the end…

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  • Born on April 3
  • Joined August 20, 2008

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Stoneware, Porcelain

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About

I'm an arts educator in Pittsburgh, PA. I teach digital arts and ceramics. I work in an awesome studio with amazing fellow artists and enthusiastic (yet patient) teachers. I study the Japanese language and the Japanese tea ceremony. I'm licensed to study the way of tea by the Urasenke school through the Philadelphia branch.

My interest in Japanese pottery stems from when I first started making pottery. I was fortunate enough to spend considerable time with two celebrated Shigaraki potters during their month-long residency in the studio where I work. Later, I became friends with a Japanese-American potter who taught me much of what I know.

I consider myself an "artist-potter" though to be certain, I don't mean to imply anything snobbish by that. I simply believe that by making functional, one of a kind pieces, the end user of the product is able to incorporate art into their daily life.

I also say that I'm an artist-potter in order to make the distinction between the work I do and the work of a production potter. Though I have a great deal of respect for production potters and the work they create, I am more interested in creating singularly unique pieces. And frankly, repetition feels like work, whereas my studio process feels like relaxation to me (most of the time, at least).

Visit http://guerreroceramics.com to see my blog.

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