Nagae Shigekazu

Japanese (b. 1953)

Forms in Succession #13



Museum purchase with funds donated by Beth Morean, Hazel Hough, Mary Alice McClendon, and William Knight Zewadski in honor of Museum Director Dr. John E. Schloder


Born into a family of ceramicists in the ancient ceramic city of Seto, Nagae pushes porcelain to new heights of elegance and drama. After decades of experimentation, with great artistry and technical brilliance, he has transformed the traditional method for slip-casting porcelain in order to create sensuous, avant-garde, eggshell-thin forms that bend, twist and drape around each other. Nagae’s virtuoso works are revered in Japan and internationally.

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