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March 19, 2015

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Atlanta’s Masayuki Sasaki is an accomplished pianist and composer. He’s also an award-winning painter. But the classically trained artist feels most connected to his modern handmade pottery.

The founder: Sasaki moved from his native Japan in the late1980’s and graduated with a BFA in graphic design from Western Kentucky University, where he was first introduced to the potter’s wheel in college. In 1996, he moved to Atlanta. For the last 10 to 12 years, pottery has been his focus.

The company: Masa Sasaki Ceramics is a small home-based studio in Atlanta.

The goods. The collection, in various colorful designs and glazes, includes tea candle jars ($56 to $86); tea candle tower set ($225); mugs ($26 to $36); lidded jars ($32 to $48); plates ($26 to $76); plus, salt and pepper shakers ($36 to $46).

The favorites: Tea candle jars. The intricately carved, one-of-a-kind pieces create unique and dazzling display when lit. Also the whimsical and colorful “princess series” of teapots, mugs and plates.

Where to buy: www.masasasakiceramics.com and in the Atlanta area, at the Signature Gallery (thesignatureshop.com); The Beehive (thebeehiveatl.com); and the Spruill Gallery (spruillarts.org) in Dunwoody.

Also in Atlanta at the popular Festival on Ponce (April 11-12) and the Inman Park Festival (April 24-26).

 

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