“Pottery in Daily Life,” a new exhibition at the Japanese Consulate General’s Japan Information Center Gallery, presents the artworks of four, New York-based female potters.
To serve food, to present flowers, to decorate rooms, to make tea and to drink sake, the ceramics we use in daily life are our most familiar art forms. This exhibition features one hundred pieces of pottery crafted for everyday use, created in wood-fired kilns in the suburbs of New York and in pottery classrooms around Manhattan.
Designed not just for traditional usage, these artworks are meant to fill the heart of whoever touches the piece with joy at thinking of the infinite number of ways to use it.
Japan Information Center Gallery
Consulate General of Japan in New York
299 Park Avenue, (Bet. 48th & 49th St.), 18th Floor, New York, NY 10171
- Date & Time:
March 19 - 25th, 2015
9:30am to 4:00pm (closed on weekends & holidays)
*Please bring photo IDs
- Artists’ interests:
- Akiko Komae -
I like to showcase clay's natural texture and create useful, functional pieces for everyday use.
- Hisako Baba -
I am intrigued by all aspects of Sake drinking. What I seek to make in my Sakeware is indescribable comfort; it comes about when the taste of Sake finds unity with a sense of realization of holding something precious in my hand.
- Rie Taniguchi -
I like to create works that inspire my soul.
The simpler it is, the more loving it becomes, and within it, I sense novelty and beauty.
- Sawami Aoki -
I create convenient and easy-to-use pottery dinnerware for table-setting needs.
This year I will strive to design pottery ware with Japanese tea ceremonies and Japanese flower arrangements in mind.