Category Archives: Architecture

Curving iron and stone I

I’ve not looked at any Art Nouveau since my school days – despite it being the Art Nouveau works by creative geniuses such as Gustav Klimt and Victor Horta that got me hooked on art in the first place. During a … Continue reading

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Kanayama Kiln, Part 2 – The Firing

Here is some of the work ready to go into the Kanayama kiln for its first firing starting Friday 2nd September, 2005.  The work was placed in groups related to their position in the kiln and marked with red wash … Continue reading

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Tokoname, a town built from ceramics in Japan

Imagine a town where the foundations of buildings are made from ceramic pots, walls are built from ceramic sake bottles and various designs of ceramic tiles, plates, bowls and cups are set into the pavements.  This town is Tokoname named … Continue reading

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‘Folding Shadows’, light, ceramics & paper at Udatsu Museum, Echizen, Japan

Inspired by Japanese architecture, I created a series of ceramic objects that captured the spirit of Japanese space and the way that light can enter a space, while working in Japan.  I exhibited the work in galleries in Kyoto and … Continue reading

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Naoshima Paradise – Part 3, Chichu Art Museum – 地中美術館、直島

Ando Tadao’s Chichu Art Museum, completed in 2004, is located in a site of incredible natural beauty next to the Seto Inland Sea, Japan.  The museum is built entirely underground so that it doesn’t interfere with the surrounding environment and … Continue reading

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Naoshima Paradise – Part 2, Art House Project – 家プロジェクト、直島

The Art House Project is located in the small fishing town of Honmura in the east of Naoshima.  It began as an experiment in 1998 extending the site-specific works around Benesse House in the south of the island (see previous … Continue reading

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Naoshima Paradise – Part I, Benesse House ベネッセハウス、直島パラダイス

Naoshima is an extraordinary island dedicated to nurturing fine art, sculpture, contemporary architecture and design within a natural landscape of breath taking beauty. Located in the Seto Inland Sea of Japan Naoshima is renowned for its collection of contemporary art … Continue reading

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