Tsuchibuta Pottery, is a small studio started by Dallas Ingram. The name “Tsuchibuta” is the Japanese word for Aardvark, however literally it translates to “tsuchi” = earth and “buta” = pig. It is this literal translation that became the symbolic representation for Dallas. The first kiln built and fired by Dallas, was a “groundhog” kiln, which is an early American adaptation of a Japanese “anagama” or cave kiln. Even though Dallas has since moved from the location of the original kiln, his art is still influenced by the time spent researching Japanese kiln building and ceramic culture.
Not open to the General Public but the studio is located:
phone: (804) 480-2529