Ceramic artist James Diem lives near Hood River, Oregon in the beautiful Columbia River Gorge. He is a master potter who endows his creations with richly colored glazes and forms that would be fantastic even without glaze.
Exploring the boundaries of the medium is a challenge for any ceramic artist; James Diem is no exception. One of his fresh ideas results in little lidded vessels, topped off with sometimes semiprecious stones as handles. They are delightful, desirable works of ceramic art.
Check out Diem's website and Facebook page for more examples of his work.