While much of our earliest work was utilitarian thrown pieces, by the late 1960s we had begun experimenting with slab work. When working in Japan in 1966, one day we opened the kiln to expose this slab piece. We realized we had come to an understanding of the tradition of Japanese and Chinese ceramics. With this understanding came a sense of security that our work could hold its own within the canon of Greek, Etruscan, Chinese or pre-Columbian work.
This slab-built vase was selected as one of 138 pieces for the exhibition Shigaraki: 800 Years of Clay and Fire, Tokyo 1979.
26 x 15 x 15 cm
Kazue Kudo, Tokyo, Japan
Matsuya Gallery, Ginza, Tokyo (1967)
Isetan Museum, Tokyo (1979)
Nihon Keizai Shimbun (1978)
FORCES No. 49 (1979)
Master of the Crafts (1989)