This March, Archway features ceramic artist V. Chin and painter David Connolly, whose works complement each other in their use of fluid glazes and subtle color harmonies.
Vorakit Chinookoswong, known widely as V. Chin, has been crafting fine porcelain and stoneware works for more than 30 years. He was born in Bangkok and moved to Japan at an early age. Chin graduated from the Kyoto Institute of Technology and trained as an apprentice with prominent Japanese potters. Chin moved to the U.S. in 1980 and established his studio in Seabrook, Texas. His distinctive style emerged and many of his works began to feature a signature small frog. Other works are reminiscent of ancient, museum quality, fine porcelain with delicate designs. Striving for a balance between aesthetics and function, Chin's subtle glazing adds an extraordinary level of elegance to his pottery. His work truly represents a complete harmonization of skill, creativity and heart.
David Connolly has been creating watercolors for more than 30 years. He studied at Glassell School of Art in Houston, Texas and with nationally acclaimed artists Lucas Johnson, Polly Hammett and Arthur Turner and has exhibited at the Glassell School, as well as Archway Gallery. The focus for his current work is "Holy Ground" which explores ancient holy sites. As a career petroleum geologist, Connolly is naturally drawn to places built into the native rock. The rock tombs of Cappadocia in Turkey, Coptic monasteries in Egypt, and Buddhist temples in Nikko and Kamakura, Japan are his sources of inspiration for this work.