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Department of Art

Yoshiro Ikeda

University Distinguished Professor, Ceramics


Artist Statement

Throughout my artistic career, I have drawn inspiration and ideas from my surroundings and experiences. My works have reflected the organic aspects of nature, the everchanging weather, and the art of dancing. Form and surface are woven together, creating an endless line of movement. This carries the eye of the viewer, and continually provokes curiosity. In the past years, the main body of my work has been handbuilt, though I continue to wheel throw and incorporate wheel thrown elements in my forms. Handbuilding gives a sense of freedom and possibility. The asymmetrical aspect brings with it the eternal challenge: balance, harmony, beauty.