Monday 15 January 2007

From the sewer-pipe factory

The New York Times runs an extensive article with slide show on Japanese ceramic artist Jun Kaneko. His career is an inspiring tale of ambition and opportunism, as he finds breeding ground for his huge clay heads in an industrial ceramic factory.
Using the Omaha Brickworks' beehive kilns in the '80s Mr. Kaneko began making his first "Dangos": hollow-cast sculptures, then up to eight feet high, shaped into soft triangles standing on point or lumpy mounds, gaily glazed with stripes, spirals or dots.

Giants of the Heartland - New York Times

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