"Upright" (Kitsu)

Fukami Sueharu Japanese

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 231

The Kyoto-based ceramic artist Fukami employed an innovative, high-pressure slip-casting technique (designed to prevent warping) to form the porcelain body of this towering sculpture, onto which he then applied a classic pale-blue glaze (Japanese: seihakuji; Chinese: qingbai). The distinctive glaze recalls luminescent Song-dynasty (960–1279) celadon wares produced in the Jingdezhen kilns of China in the eleventh and twelfth centuries.

"Upright" (Kitsu), Fukami Sueharu (Japanese, born 1947), Porcelain with seihakuji (pale blue) glaze, Japan

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