Satoko Barash

 Making utilitarian and artistic ceramics, I enjoy exploring the infinite variety of texture and color attainable through the malleable process of  fabrication and firing.  I like to incorporate a style of simple  elegance and the hand made quality in my work.  I, native Japanese, met my husband in New Zealand.  He persuaded me to continue my art in the  U.S. where we now share a home in Mendocino County, California.  I have a studio and a hard-brick soda kiln at home and receive help and  inspiration from friends, my daughter and my loving  husband.