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2012/29/1 Sculpture, 'Forms in Succession #5,' slip-cast and glazed porcelain designed and made by Shigekazu Nagae, Seto, Japan, 2011. Click to enlarge.

Sculpture by Shigekazu Nagae ‘Forms in Succession #5’

Made by Nagae, Shigekazu in Seto, Aichi prefecture, Chubu, Japan, Asia, 2011.

This porcelain sculpture, ‘Forms in Succession #5’, was made by one of the Japan’s leading porcelain artists Shigekazu Nagae. The object is significant in terms of its innovative use of a traditional technique and distinctive Japanese design which evokes the aesthetics of origami, Japanese paper folding. This piece is a very good example of how an innovative idea enables an artist to adapt conventional production techniques, in this case slip-casting, to create new art forms.

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Summary

Object No.

2012/29/1

Object Statement

Sculpture, 'Forms in Succession #5,' slip-cast and glazed porcelain designed and made by Shigekazu Nagae, Seto, Japan, 2011

Physical Description

The sculpture consists of two wide porcelain strips, each individually slip-cast in bright white porcelain and forming a 'flowing' rectangular shape. The two parts are partly overlapping and are conjoined in places to form an abstract 'double' horizontal form. The surface is decorated by circular (de-bossing) patterns which seem to have been created during the casting process.

Marks

No marks

Dimensions

Height

265 mm

Width

420 mm

Depth

335 mm

Production

Notes

The sculpture was made by Shigekazu Nagae in Seto, Japan in 2011. The object contains two individually cast porcelain sheets in a rectangular shape. Each sheet is produced through slip-casting and bisque-firing then they are bonded together by glazing the joints, later attached together in the kiln. Artists intentionally utilised curving forms that the kiln naturally produces during the firing process.

Source

Credit Line

Purchased with funds provided by the Ceramic Collectors Society in memory of Jack L Karis, 2012

Acquisition Date

13 March 2012

Cite this Object

Harvard

Sculpture by Shigekazu Nagae 'Forms in Succession #5' 2019, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 12 December 2019, <https://ma.as/433268>

Wikipedia

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