The Magic of Clay and Fire: Japanese Contemporary Ceramics

December 14, 2016 – Spring 2018

Asian Special Exhibitions Gallery 

Japanese Ceramic

The Magic of Clay and Fire, a small but stunning selection of contemporary Japanese ceramics is on view in the Asian Special Exhibitions Gallery through Spring 2018. Contemporary Japanese ceramics come from a long tradition that celebrates both the utilitarian and decorative potential of fired clay. Eleven pieces are on loan from Carol and Jeffrey Horvitz of Beverly, Massachusetts, with additional loans from two Texas collectors:  Susan and C.J. Peters of Galveston, and Allen Bennett of Kerrville. 

Katsumata Chieko (Japanese, b.1950), Biomorphic sculpture in the form of a pumpkin, 2014, Stoneware with colored slip-glaze; h.16 in., d. 16 ½ in., On loan from the Carol and Jeffrey Horwitz Collection, L.2015.31.