Kuma is Japanese for Bear. Gama is Japanese for Kiln. The Mon (crest) is a bear bowing towards the rising sun. Symbolizing the harmony between my Native American heritage and my reverence for Eastern pottery traditions.

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Cody Kroll コーディクロール                                                                             

Kuma Gama - Clay Studio   陶工房

1115 East Main St. Hungerford Building - Suite #228

Rochester, NY 14609

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means despondence. Sabi means loneliness or

solitude. Wabi-sabi encompasses asymmetry, irregularity, simplicity,

austerity and an appreciation of the ingenuousness of natural objects.

Wabi-sabi nurtures three simple realities:

無常  Nothing is finished

  Nothing is perfect

苦滅  Nothing lasts