Kyoto, Japan born 1958
Kyoto, Kinki, Kyoto prefecture, Japan
Materials & Technique: ceramics, containers, porcelain with kintekisai glaze, glass lid
Kondo explores the theme of water in his porcelain work, having developed a unique repertoire of glazes and overglaze effects of silver, gold and platinum ‘droplets’, giving a beaded effect which the artist describes as ‘rain frozen through fire’. This hand-built work, with its sharp folds capped by a characteristic glass cover, is a typical Kondo architectonic form of great presence, crystalline beauty and calm.
Text © National Gallery of Australia, Canberra 2016
Author: Dr Robert Bell AM - Senior Curator Decorative Arts and Design