The Taste Of Clay – Ceramic Artist Julia Nema On The Beauty Of Yakishime

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The Taste Of Clay – Ceramic Artist Julia Nema On The Beauty Of Yakishime
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After her first visit in 2005 to a yakishime-style ceramics manufacturing centre in northern Japan, ceramic artist Julia Nema returned to Japan as a Japan Foundation Fellow in 2013 on an extensive study trip to various kiln sites, artists’ studios and major ceramics collections.

In her lecture, Prof. Nema will help us discover, understand and appreciate the unique beauty born from the direct interaction of pure, unglazed clay and fire– the subject of the current exhibition Yakishime: Earth Metamorphosis. The story of how Julia Nema’s artistic approach was unpredictably transformed by the elemental power and rich traditions of yakishime will be illustrated through photographs and personal accounts of her own experiences and encounters.

Following her talk, Prof. Nema will offer a guided tour of the exhibition, reading and “tasting” the pieces from the perspective of a passionate wood-fire artist.
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By: The Japan Foundation, Toronto