Japan born 1953
Kyoto, Kinki, Kyoto prefecture, Japan
Materials & Technique: ceramics, glazed porcelain carved and etched porcelain
Shigekazu Nagae has pioneered and developed a unique way of slip-casting white Seto porcelain, using a technique known as ikomi to achieve thin, strong paper-like forms with crystalline glazes. Evoking a sense of the effect of wind on fabric, this work shows his characteristic form language of reductive, translucent and almost calligraphic elements which have been allowed to distort and drape in the kiln firing process.
Text © National Gallery of Australia, Canberra 2016
Author: Dr Robert Bell AM - Senior Curator Decorative Arts and Design