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Fukumoto Fuku 福本 双紅

Fukumoto Fuku

Photography by Katsura Hideya

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BORN 1973, KYOTO, JAPAN

A leading figure in the second generation of female ceramists to change the landscape of contemporary Japanese clay, FUKUMOTO FUKU draws inspiration from the heavens: the moon, sun, and stars. The soft radiant white of unglazed porcelain is highlighted by brightly colored, shiny glazes in varying tones of blue glaze ranging from teal to powder blue that serve as adhering elements within her stacked forms or to delineate their edges.

Fukumoto originally pursued ceramics to distinguish herself from her parents, both successful textile artists. She explored the world of clay during her undergraduate studies but focused more prominently on porcelain during her graduate studies at Kyoto City University of Arts while working under Akiyama Yō, a celebrated ceramic sculptor. Despite her youth, Fukumoto has gained great recognition for her porcelains, many of which already reside in museum collections in Japan and the United States.

 

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Selected Collections:

Cincinnati Art Museum, OH
Four Seasons Hotel, Tokyo, Japan
INAX Tile Museum, Tokoname, Japan
Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS
Mashiko Museum of Ceramic Art, Tochigi, Japan
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Musée national des arts asiatiques (Musée Guimet), Paris, France
Museum of Kyoto, Japan
Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA
Portland Art Museum, OR
Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

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