Join us for a special conversation with Fujikasa Satoko, Futamura Yoshimi, and Hayashi Kaku, three celebrated ceramic artists whose works are featured in the exhibition Born of Fire: Contemporary Japanese Women Ceramic Artists, currently on view at the Crow Museum of Asian Art of The University of Texas at Dallas.
Women have traditionally played only a minor role in Japan's long history in clay. Pioneering new forms and technical and aesthetic innovations in the medium, these remarkable artists are breaking barriers and forging new ways of creating and thinking about ceramics that reflect changes occurring in contemporary Japanese art and society. Their works express the influence of nature, innovations in ceramic making techniques, and a diverse array of practices.
This exhibition draws from the collection of Carol and Jeffrey Horvitz, who have amassed an important encyclopedic collection of major Japanese modern and contemporary ceramics. Their collection of more than 1,000 works is the largest, public or private, of contemporary Japanese ceramics outside of Japan.
Jacqueline Chao, Senior Curator, Crow Museum of Asian Art
Fujikasa Satoko, Artist
Futamura Yoshimi, Artist
Hayashi Kaku, Artist
Jeffrey Horvitz, Collector
Carol Horvitz, Collector
Joan Mirviss, Joan B. Mirviss LTD
Japanese language interpretation provided by Yoshizawa Tomo