(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
This stoneware sculpture captures form in dynamic motion while testing the limits of ceramic technique to create an organic shape that seems to defy gravity and solidify movement. The core of the sculpture is sand-glazed and covered with a matte white slip that is reminiscent in color and texture of the stalactites found in the limestone caves of Akiyoshi Plateau, in Yamaguchi Prefecture, where the artist was born.