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Tenkū: Shō (Heavenly Void: Soar)

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Fukami Sueharu, Tenkū: Shō (Heavenly Void: Soar), 1995/2000, slip-cast porcelain with pale blue glaze (seihakuji), The Carol and Seymour Haber Collection, © Fukami Sueharu, 2003.101.2

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Title

Tenkū: Shō (Heavenly Void: Soar)

Artist

Fukami Sueharu (Japanese, born 1947)

Date

1995/2000

Medium

slip-cast porcelain with pale blue glaze (seihakuji)

Dimensions (H x W x D)

11 3/4 in x 23 5/8 in x 8 5/8 in

Collection Area

Asian Art

Category

Ceramics

Modern and Contemporary Ceramics

Object Type

sculpture

Culture

Japanese

Credit Line

The Carol and Seymour Haber Collection

Accession Number

2003.101.2

Copyright

© Fukami Sueharu

Terms

ceramics

porcelain

sculpture

slip casting

The Carol and Seymour Haber Collection

Location

Belluschi Building

Hirsch Wing

1st Floor

Swindells and Crumpacker Family Gallery

Description

Perhaps Japan's most famous living potter, Fukami Seuharu is known for his precisely molded and carved porcelain sculptures glazed in pale blue. He pumps a pudding-like mixture of porcelain clay into a plaster of Paris mold at high pressure. After each piece dries, he cuts away relentlessly, forming razor sharp edges, and applies glaze with an air compressor for a flawless finish.

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