Monday, August 16, 2010

Visions Highlights: Yoko Sekino-Bové

I've been claiming all weekend that there are only 4 "pots" in this whole show. Studio Artist Yoko Sekino-Bové made 3 of those 4, but now that I'm taking a minute to review the show, I'm revising my previous statement back to shrugs. There are quite a few works that were most likely thrown and altered, but nothing quite like Yoko's work...


The above piece took 3rd in the "Visions in Clay". Honestly though, any of her submissions were contenders for the top 3 slots in the show. All of Yoko's work was a pleasure to explore as I unpacked them... very fine and very delicate, (great job packing by the way Yoko... nice attention to detail.)

This last piece is my favorite out of all of the works that Yoko offered for the show. Everything that she submitted are amazing examples of craftsmanship, beautifully thrown and trimmed... and best of all, she creates amazing surface details that Bruce and I are enjoying simply sitting back and just guessing at how she created. It speaks deeply that the juror Arthur Gonzalez choose all 3 of Yoko's submissions.  Personally I'm jazzed that a few of the McKnight Fellowships for Ceramic Arts awarded by Northern Clay Center in Minneapolis are making a show of it in this exhibition.

Like all of the works in this show, everything needs to be seen to be appreciated, but to handle work of this caliber is an experiance...

Cheers Yoko!

5 comments:

cookingwithgas said...

those are pretty darn wonderful! I an green that you get to hold them.

Linda Starr said...

I too wonder how those lucious surfaces were achieved. Must be great to see in person and then to unwrap and hold them, the cat's meow.

ang said...

i just love this work espec the 1st few images the soft colours of the glaze against the contrast of the graphic work, just stunning...wish i could be there sounds like a great show!

jovile said...

wou, i love Yokos works. really nice. very clean, subtle, gentle...

FetishGhost said...

Getting to actually hold her work and enjoy the delicate balance was so fun... sweet... sweet