Ceramic art pieces by Harumi Nakashima at Duane Reed Gallery

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The Venue

The ceramic sculptures of Harumi Nakashima were exhibited from April 24, 2021 to June 5, 2021 in the Duane Reed Gallery in St Louis, Missouri.

 

 

 

 

 

 

This part of the curated exhibit space viewed from the entrance.

 

 

 

 

 

The Call for Entry

There was no formal call for entry, because this was an invitational exhibit.

The Ceramic Art Pieces

“Proliferating Forms 2024” by Harumi Nakashima.
“Proliferating Forms 2037” by Harumi Nakashima.
“A Disclosing Form 1603” by Harumi Nakashima.

 

The pieces are about 2-3 feet in length, so they create quite a visual impression with the spherical forms and with the blue-dotted white surfaces.

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is the description of his works from Artsy: “Harumi Nakashima creates porcelain sculptures using a unique method of dual firings that adds complexity to his designs which often feature opulent blue dots. Influenced by the blue sometsuke (underglaze) motifs of traditional Japanese porcelain, Nakashima creates his designs using cobalt blue overglaze painted over white glaze after the main firing. A second firing using the technique of in-glazing sets the dots smoothly into the white overglaze. He is inspired by the Sodeisha movement, founded in 1948 as a reaction against the traditional, functional aspects of Japanese pottery.” According to the flyer from Duane Reed Gallery, it takes six months to create a single piece.

 

 

 

“A Disclosing Form 1810” by Harumi Nakashima.
Detail of “A Disclosing Form 1810” by Harumi Nakashima.

 

This closeup shows that even the internal surfaces are glazed with blue dots.

 

 

 

“Internal Shape 09” by Harumi Nakashima.
“Internal Shape 07” by Harumi Nakashima.

 

These pieces had a strong crest in the middle.

 

 

 

 

I couldn’t find a personal web site for him.  The best way to check out his works is just by Googling his name.

 

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