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Fujikasa Satoko 藤笠 砂都子

Fujikasa Satoko
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Born 1980, Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan

FUJIKASA SATOKO creates her fluid and dynamic sculptures from the coarse and pliable clay of Shigaraki. They are hand-built by slowly melding slender coils of clay, requiring months to complete a single work. Due to the extraordinary thinness of the sculptures’ walls, some as thin as three millimeters, controlling the drying time is the most difficult aspect of her technique. Inspired by the natural world, her works embody the freedom and energy reminiscent of soaring birds or winds moving through a valley. She hopes that her forms may evoke the same sense of exhilaration she herself experiences from nature. Despite her young age, Fujikasa has received extraordinary international attention and acclaim for her work.

"Embodying nature, evoking emotions in a three-dimensional form, is in effect expressing life energy (Ki) itself."


Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, MD

Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, MD

Selected Public Collections:

Ackland Art Museum, NC
Chazen Museum of Art, University of Wisconsin, WI
Cincinnati Art Museum, OH
Hagi Uragami Museum, Japan
Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, FL
Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, NY
Ibaraki Ceramic Art Museum, Japan
INAX Tile Museum, Japan
Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY
Minneapolis Institute of Arts, MN
Musée Cernuschi, Paris, France
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
New Orleans Museum of Art, LA
Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA
Phoenix Art Museum, AZ
Portland Art Museum, OR
Tokoname City Collection, Japan
Toride City Collection, Japan
Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, MD
World Ceramic Exposition Foundation, South Korea

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

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