Chris Prindl is an experimental ceramicist working out of Trebyan Forge in North Cornwall. While reading East Asian Studies at Princeton University, Chris was introduced to making pots by Toshiko Takaezu in 1987. Subsequently Chris travelled to Yamagata and from 1990 undertook a two year apprenticeship with Takao Okazaki. Here, he encountered many different Japanese ceramic techniques, and instilled in himself a Japanese sensitivity with clay.

Chris is very fond of firing with wood, a process he learned in Yamagata, and continues to use a wood-fired salt-glazed kiln which he and his colleugue Paul Jackson built themselves. Making everything from monumental jars to fine porcelain pieces while using a variety of tenmoku, kaki, wood ash and hakama glazes, his work shows a range in technique and a width in palette.

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