Seiko Wakasugi

On the trip to see the Mino exhibition with Kanazawa College of Art, we stopped in at the Sakazuki (Sake Cup) Museum and gallery.  Seiko Wakasugi is a previous prize-winner at Mino, and I have enjoyed her work since first encountering it on the Utsuwa Note blog.  Her delicate and beautiful forms reference geometry and nature, and are slip-cast in a translucent bone-china porcelain, which she then gently hand finishes – softening the lips and carving the feet – before firing unglazed to vitrification.  In her bio on Bottega Veneta, she likens their sinewy and sensual curves to the crisp lines of Nihonga (Japanese painting)

A small sake cup, like the one in the image below, came home with me.

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