Category Archives: Site-specific works

From the Perspective of the Artist in Residence

My computer seems to have broken down! so this month’s blog is going to be delayed slightly… Advertisements

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Kanayama Kiln, Part 1 – Rebuilding a 16th Century Kiln

In 2002, the old ruins of a ‘Kanayama’ wood-burning kiln were discovered in Shigaraki, Shiga prefecture, Japan.  Information gathered from the ruins was used to rebuild the ancient kiln at the Shigaraki Ceramics Cultural Park (SCCP). In this post I … Continue reading

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The Art of Encounter & Mono-ha, Lee Ufan at Versailles

Throughout history the act of connecting with space has influenced the physical and psychological development of man in all cultures. The phenomenologist Maurice Merleau-Ponty in his book ‘The Phenomenology of Perception’, claimed that an understanding of one’s environment enables a … 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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Connecting Ceramics, Architecture and Landscape – Arata Isozaki’s Ceramics Park Mino

Japan possibly has the highest number of ceramic museums in the world.  The Museum of Modern Ceramic Art in Ceramics Park Mino is situated in the hills of Tajimi in Gifu prefecture and is certainly one of the most impressive … Continue reading

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