Sunday, December 28, 2014

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

瀬戸黒・引き出 ~Hikidashi!

sake cups & tea bowls

Saturday, December 6, 2014


Gallery Iwaki
Iwaki, Fukushima Pref., Japan

Monday, December 1, 2014

changing beauty

The leaves are leaving... & Winter time is near.
Such a beautiful time of year!
A grateful year with mountain blessings.
Warm wishes for the next...

Monday, November 17, 2014


Thank you to our Korean friends, (& Mashiko 6 Gallery friends!).
Mashiko & Korea Ceramic Exchange.
Clay nexus to our heart.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Mashiko exhibition with Korean friends.

MCAA Gallery Six representing 6 Korean ceramists & 14 from Mashiko.

Stars on Nov. 1

Monday, October 20, 2014

Mungyeong, Korea

Mungyeong Traditional Chasabal Festival
16 Century setting, Korean wood fire potters & international exchange exhibition.
Tea nexus!!!

Monday, October 13, 2014

Nami Island, Korea

I was honored to participate in this years Nami Island International Ceramic Festival.
Also, I had a blast!!!! It was a real fun bunch of people.
I feel so fortunate to have met such good friends/fabulous artists from all over the world.
Nami Island took such great care of us and made us all feel proud.
30 Korean ceramic artists & 20 international artists from 16 countries worked together.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Nami Island International Festival

I will participate in the Nami Island 2014 festival in Korea,
and from there I will travel to the beautiful mountains of Mungyoeng
for the Traditional Tea Bowl festival.
It is voted the best festival in Korea by the Korean Ministry of Culture, Sports & Tourism.
This will be my 3rd time invited to join the international exhibition & competition.
Munyeong Traditional Chasabal Festival 2014

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Singapore Chawan Exhibition

Happy to have 3 teabowls in this invitational exhibition.
You can see my chawan here, on page 39:

Thursday, August 21, 2014


riverside, on a very hot day.
The annual bamboo fish trap, to catch the ayu in the Naka River.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Mashiko exhibition

Yamani Gallery Midori

7月12日より、益子、やまに大塚 ギャラリー緑陶里にて。

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Shule im Berg workshop & exhibition

It was a fabulous experience to be part of a great gathering of people at the
Niki Club Resort -Shule im Burg 2014 seminar, in Nasu.
It felt wonderful to show new works created during my Artist in Residence at ArtBiotop.
Much thanks!

Thursday, May 15, 2014

River of Dreams

Earthly Planets-Homage to Universal Ethers,
from Nasu,

-Encounter of photography by Nose Iseo and Mixed Media by Douglas Black.

6月7日(土)― 6月29日(日)



能勢伊勢雄 × ダグラス・ブラック展覧会

「地上の星々―宇宙エーテル体頌、那須から ― 能勢伊勢雄の写真とダグラス・ブラックのミックス・メディアの出会い」
講師|能勢 伊勢雄(写真・展覧会企画)、ダグラス・ブラック(陶芸)

前衛映像と写真のつねに第一線を走ってきた、シュタイナー派の創造家、能勢伊勢雄さんの、瞠目の植物写真。アート・ビオトープ那須の昨秋の滞在アー ティスト、アメリカから栃木に移住した、気鋭の陶芸家ダグラス・ブラックさんの、ガラスや自然木を合わせた、深み滋味たっぷりの新作ミックス・メディア。 二つの出会いが、那須での、「宇宙エーテル体」的体験を誘います。(「宇宙エーテル体」とは、人智学の創設者にして二十世紀の異色思想家、ルドルフ・シュ タイナーの造語。高橋巌先生の、解説による。)

'Nature is the Universal Language' -mixed-media workshop

那須二期倶楽部 山のシューレ 
Nasu, Niki Club -Shule im Berg

2014年6月8日 |日| 15時30分 ─ 17時30分

Mixed Media -nature is universal language インスタレーションワークショップ


粘土、流木、ガラスなどの素材をそれらが発する言葉、気持ちを受けとりながら、組み合わせて自分だけの形を創りだしていきます。素材とのコミュニ ケーションを通した、自分なりの感じ方、ものの見方を楽しんでみませんか。栃木県在住の陶芸家ダグラス・ブラック氏によるアーティストトーク、スライドレ クチャーも交えたインスタレーションワークショップです。
時間|15時30分 ─ 16時15分(レクチャー&トーク) / 16時20分 ─ 17時40分(ワークショップ)




料金|¥2,000(税込) ※ワークショップのみ


Sunday, April 20, 2014

Thank you!

We can find the ceramic artist at the beginning of any civilization. It is this clay process that is our common language deep within us…
Artists from 14 countries gathered for SELSIUS USM2014(University of Science & Arts- Malaysia).

It was so good wasn't it?! , -to meet new friends and to share our passion.

It is such a good feeling to come together from all over the world to connect ourselves through clay, as the universal nexus to our hearts.

Narumi & I would like to thank all of our hosts from Malaysia for doing such a good job in making such a harmonious event. I know you worked so hard.
Unfortunately, I am fatter now….(great food!!!)
The good memories will last forever!
Much love & gratitude from Doug&Narumi

Selsius-USM2014 @ University of Science/Arts of Malaysia


Ceramic artists from 14 countries

everyday great food!

USM workshop in Penang