open circle that appears to be rotting tire or circluar piece of wood; white/brown

%C2%A9 Yoshimi Futamura

Cercle, 2010

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Futamura creates tubular forms on a wheel and applies white porcelain slip (liquid clay) to the surface before further manipulating the clay, which causes the slip to separate and crack. After firing, her sculptures often have a charred appearance, like burnt firewood. Futamura first trained in Seto-style ceramics, an ancient pottery style focused on traditional forms like bowls and vases. She moved to France in the mid-1990s which separated her from the orthodox, male-dominated world of traditional Japanese ceramics. This allowed her to explore her art more freely than she might have been able to had she set up a kiln in the Seto region.

Details
Title
Cercle
Artist Life
born 1959
Role
Artist
Accession Number
2013.29.1256
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open circle that appears to be rotting tire or circluar piece of wood; white/brown

© Yoshimi Futamura