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深見陶治 Sueharu
Fukami
Sueharu
Fukami

Sueharu
Fukami
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  • 1947 Born in Kyoto
  • 1963 Graduated from the Kyoto Ceramics Training School
  • 1965 Graduated from the Kyoto Arts and Crafts Training Center
  • 1981 Invited to teach ceramics at Alberta University, Canada
  • 1984 Jury of Kyoto Art Exhibition (also in ’90)
  • 1991 Jury at the 41st Faenza International Ceramic Exhibition, Italy
  • 2002 Jury for the 6th International Ceramic Exhibition, Mino
  • 2005 Jury of Concorso International Competition for Contemporary
  • Ceramic Art, Faenza, Italy
  • 01 Exhibitions More
  • 02 Awards More
  • 03 Public Collections More

About
the Artist
About
the Artist

One of the most distinguished Japanese ceramists of his generation, Kyoto’s Sueharu Fukami (b. 1947 –) wishes to express the ‘infinite space’ that lies beyond the supple curves and sharp silhouettes of his abstract porcelain sculptures, lusciously drenched in the delicate translucency of the artist’s signature pale-blue seihakuji glaze. The triumphant edges and arches borne from Fukami’s minimal forms represent what cannot be tangibly seen: the
circularity of life and the continuity of space itself.
With works in over 50 public collections, in particular the British Museum and Victoria & Albert Museum in London, the Metropolitan Museum in New York City, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Musée national de céramique-Sèvres and many others, Fukami has contributed to defining and expanding the meaning, importance, and popularity of contemporary Japanese ceramics to collectors and museums the world over.