The artist describes his work: “I view the vessel as a global metaphor viewed from a celestial perspective.” Known as one of the great innovators of the raku process, Sadow stretches the limits of the materials. His pots are re-thrown in the leather-hard stage to add texture to the surface. Glazes are sprayed, splashed, sandblasted and fired multiple times resulting in a luminous surface of uncommon depth, texture and complexity. Pushing the materials in this manner risks loss of the piece, however, the risk is required to get the results he seeks. Sadow’s work is included in the collections of the High Museum in Atlanta, GA, the Racine Art Museum in Racine, WI, The World Bank in Washington, DC, Taliesin East in Spring Green, WI and the White House Craft Collection.