Hotei-san (Chinese=Budai) Ceramic Sculpture by George Gledhill; Payette, ID. H. 11.25"(28.5cm) x W. 12"(30.5cm.) Hotei-san is glazed in white and sculpted in sitting meditation pose, holding his prayer beads. Hotei is known as a God of Happiness and Contentment. In Japanese folklore, Hotei-san is one of the Seven Lucky Gods (Shichifukujin.) In China, legend has it that he was an eccentric Chan (Zen) monk who lived in the early 10th C. Some Buddhist traditions consider him an incar ...click for details
Wood-fired Buddha Seated in Prayer Sculpture by George Gledhill; Payette, ID. H.6.625"(16.75cm) x W.7.25"(18.5cm) x D.4"(10cm.)
There have been several influences to George Gledhill’s ceramic work. Buddhism has been a guiding force in life for many years, and George even visits local prisons to teach the Dharma to inmates. Through pottery and Buddhism, he was exposed to Tea practitioners who complimented his work and encouraged him to produce Tea wares. Their introduction to th ...click for details
"MIMI" ('mimi" is the Japanese word for "ears.")Sculpture, bronze fabrication with patina, Gerard Tsutakawa, 2001. H.12"(30.5cm) x W.10.25"(26cm) x D.4.375"(11cm).
Gerard is a 3rd generation Japanese-American and a 2nd generation artist. His father's name, George Tsutakawa, is nearly synonymous with the word "sculpture" in the Pacific NW region. Gerard worked in his father's studio, learning to fabricate large bronzes and fountain sc ...click for details