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Artist: Fujino Sachiko, Japanese, born 1950

White Form (Shiro no keishō)

2006

Stoneware with white slip

13 × 10 5/8 × 10 1/4 in. (33.02 × 26.988 × 26.035 cm)
Gift of the Rubin-Ladd Foundation under the bequest of Ester R. Portnow
2009.71.3a-b
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.
Geography: 
Japan
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Japanese
Period: 
Heisei era (1989–2019)
Classification: 
Sculpture
Provenance: 

The Rubin-Ladd Foundation, Georgetown, CT; Joan B. Mirviss, Japanese Fine Art, NY

Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions 2009,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2009): 152–53, ill.

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