Born into the family of blue and white pottery makers in Kyoto, Fukami works with seihakuji (bluish white glaze), a technique perfected during the Song Dynasty (960-1279) in Jingdezhen. Fukami is perhaps the world’s leading and most internationally recognized porcelain sculptor. He is celebrated for his horizontally- and vertically-elongated non-functional sculptures. After being molded and cast, his sculptural pieces are finished with his signature seihakuji glaze. All his pieces are all executed in small editions. He has spared no efforts in improving the molding process and the tools that he uses to create his signature sharp lines.
His works have been included in many exhibitions throughout the world and acquired by major museums in Japan, the US, and Europe.
Cho (Omen); Porcelain low bowl with pinched rim
Seihakuji (bluish white) glazed porcelain
5 1/4 x 16 x 15 1/2 inches
Small celadon sculpture
4 x 13 x 3 inches
Seihakuji (bluish-white porcelain) mold-cast sculpture with asymmetrical fold, and uplifted sides on wooden base. 2007
Glazed porcelain, wood
10 1/4 x 7 7/8 x 24 3/8 in.
Narrow vertical sculpture with trianglar open mouth titled "Green"
31 1/4 x 4 1/2 inches
Imagining the Box #9: Flow (Hako no katachi #9: Nagare)
8 1/4 x 5 1/4 x 5 1/4 inches