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At Barry Friedman Gallery in conjuction with Joan B Mirviss LTD

For over ten years, Kondo has explored the theme of water in his clay work. After
repeatedly firing his porcelain forms with, primarily, shades of blue under-glaze, he
applies his unique silver, gold and platinum-drop over-glaze. Representing "water
born out of fire," this beaded metallic, mist-like glaze is applied on porcelain boxes,
vases, and sculpted forms, creating jewel-like, magical surfaces that appear both
celestial and aquatic in nature.