By Appointment is best. You might get lucky just popping by, but a great deal of the month I am out visiting artists or scouring up new items, so days in the gallery are limited.
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Niisato Akio Shigaraki Sculpture, Crushed Cans
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Two semi crushed cylinders, of raw earth by Niisato Akio enclosed in the original compartmentalized and signed wooden box titled Can, Shigaraki. Usually presented singularly, this is the only paired group I am aware of. Each is roughly the size of a real can, the standing piece 13 cm (5 inches) tall, 10 cm (4 inches) diameter, the recumbent work 8 cm (3-1/4 inches) diameter and both are in prefect condition. These were made during his sojourn at the Shigaraki Togei No Mori Ceramics Research facility last year (2019) and are an interesting diversion from his more common white porcelain forms.
Niisato Akio was born in Chiba, North of Tokyo in 1977. After leaving the philosophy course of Waseda University (one of Japan’s premier universities), he graduated from the Tajimi City Pottery and Design Center in 2001. He received grand prize at the 3rd Paramita Museum Ceramic Competition in 2008. He has participated in a number of group exhibitions as well as solo exhibitions, including at Keiko Gallery in America and in Italy. He served as an Artist in Residence in the Harvard Ceramic Program from 2011-2012, receiving an MA there. Work is held in the collection of the Paramita Museum in Mie and the Faenza International Ceramics Museum in Italy among others.
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