Mike Weber has been wood-firing for over forty years in his anagama kiln located at his forest studio in northern Wisconsin. He retired from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire after teaching ceramics for twenty-one years. Weber has exhibited his work throughout the United States and in Spain and Japan.
Weber's work has been featured/mentioned in publications such as Gourmet Magazine, House & Garden Magazine, Ceramics Monthly, Chopsticks NY Magazine, New York Event Journal YOMITIME and The New York Times. He is represented by Sara Japanese Pottery located in New York City.
I have always related to the Japanese culture and have been inspired by some of the potters there. The influence of Zen on Japanese ceramics has had a profound effect on how I approach my own work -- almost in a spiritual way. I try to let the clay speak during the creative process allowing for things to happen which adds to its freshness, its individuality.