Akiyama Yō (b.1953)
Wheel thrown rectangular sculpture with blade-like top; T952
Unglazed stoneware with iron filings, 1995
He flaunts the limitations of his medium as he seeks to expose the very nature of clay in his bold, expressive, inverted forms. Evocative of the natural and transformational course of geological processes, even his smaller scale sculptures convey a sense of monumentality and timelessness." His works are features in countless museums around the world including national collections in Japan and prestigious museums in the US and Europe.