Satake uses two kilns. The wood-burning oven lends natural details such as ash flecks, while the gas kiln (above) offers a more controlled finish.
Renaissance Man Satake’s functional work is inspired by elements of nature and centers around the Japanese tea ceremony.
The artist creates his work on the wheel.
Many pieces, including the wood-fired chawan tea bowl, are thrown off center to give them an organic, hand-built quality.
He is shown with members of his namesake band