|Acquisition Number: 2014.5
Credit: Gift of Thomas H. and Virginia J. Horner
Under the tutorial wings of master ceramicist Norm Schulman, Batz developed a passion for East Asian art, especially that of Sumi-e ink painters of China, Japan, and Korea. The way they used few brush strokes to create a single image fascinated him. Once he perfected his own technique with a Sumi-e brush, he routinely decorated his pieces of clay pottery with simple insect and floral designs.