Thursday, February 24, 2011


I put A submission in the 500 series from Lark books and been accepted into 2 books now which is pretty exiting.
The first one was in 2008 in the 500 tiles book, for this book there were 1500 submissions so very happy to be one of the lucky ones.

The second book only just came out this year. for this book there were 2100 submissions so lucky again.

It feels good to see your work published in a beautiful book full of inspiration.

A few words from the judge:  In selecting pieces for the book, i considered more than 2100 submissions. I gravitated towards work that seemed to preserve the custom of raku while pushing it to new frontiers.The selected artist have dramatically expanded the technique's aesthetic vocabulary while demonstrating astounding skill with surface, form, and firing. Their reverence for tradition combined with their thirst for experimentation ensures that raku will continue to flourish for years to come. I'm proud to share their work with you.

Jim Romberg, juror.
professor emeritus of ceramics, studio artist, and director of Eagleheart Center for Art and Inquiry.


Noela Mills said...

Fantastic news, Mieke - Heaps of Congratulations xoxoxoxo

Kim Schoenberger said...

YAY!!! Mieke, well done twice round! And looks so elegant too, your work is very beautiful.

Jo Murray said...

Congratulations Mieke! You so deserve to be published. Keep up the good work.

Fiona Dempster said...

Mieke congratulations! That's fantastic news and I imagine it must feel very special. Your raku work is both beautiful and deserving! Yay!

jgr said...

Hi and big CONGRATS to you on being published!
Twice! Your work is lovely and scrolling down I especially like your RAKU tiles.

ArtPropelled said...

Congratulations! I'm not a potter but I always buy the 500 ceramic series. Looking forward to receiving my 500 Raku. Love your Ancient Language!

Barry said...

M - wow - well done - great to be recognised publicly for your creativity - go well and continue to create well. B

Mieke van Sambeeck said...

Hi All, thanks so much for all your lovely comments.