Fujikasa Satoko (Japanese, born 1980)
Heisei period (1989–present)
Sand-glazed stoneware with matte white slip
H. 28 in. (71.1 cm); W. 28 3/4 in. (73 cm); D. 20 1/2 in. (52.1 cm)
Purchase, Halsey and Alice North and Joseph A. Precker Gifts, 2012
Rights and Reproduction:
© Fujikasa Satoko
The stoneware sculpture captures form in dynamic motion while testing the limits of ceramic technique: its organic shape seems to defy gravity and solidify movement. The core is sand-glazed and covered with a matte white slip that is reminiscent of the color and texture of stalactites found in the limestone caves of Akiyoshi Plateau, in Yamaguchi Prefecture, where the artist was born.