White Form (Shiro no keishō) Artist: Fujino Sachiko (Japanese, born 1950)

2006

Asian Art

Upon graduating from a design school in Kyoto, Fujino Sachiko embarked on a career as a fashion designer and fabric dyer, but she began studying ceramics under Tsuboi Asuka, a pioneering twentieth-century woman ceramist. Fujino’s earlier training in textiles is reflected in her vessels; for example, in the way the clay is “tied: at the top of this work to resemble cloth. She uses a specialized airbrush to spray slip or colored glaze onto her textured ceramics, creating subtle tones and shades. Her sculptures express softness, volume, and a nuanced physicality.

Medium

Stoneware with white slip

Dimensions

13 × 10 5/8 × 10 1/4 in. (33.02 × 26.988 × 26.035 cm)

Credit Line

Gift of the Rubin-Ladd Foundation under the bequest of Ester R. Portnow

Accession Number

2009.71.3a-b

Geography
Culture
Period

Heisei era (1989–2019)

Classification
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Provenance

Provenance

Joan B. Mirviss, Japanese Fine Art, NY; purchased by The Rubin-Ladd Foundation, Georgetown, Conn. and New York; gift in 2009 to the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.
Bibliography
  • "Acquisitions 2009," Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2009), 152–53, ill
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Additional information

Object/Work type

stoneware

Inscriptions

Box title: "Shiro no Keishō" (Sculptural Form in White)

Signed

"Sachiko"

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