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Sculpture - Forms in Succession

Forms in Succession

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Seto (made)

  • Date:

    2008 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Nagae, Shigekazu, born 1953 (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Slip-cast porcelain

  • Museum number:

    FE.64:1, 2-2008

  • Gallery location:

    Japan, Room 45, The Toshiba Gallery, case 15 []

Nagae Shigekazu (1953-) has established an important following for his remarkable ability at slip-casting ever larger and more delicate porcelain forms. He fires his thinly formed, razor-edged shapes to very high temperatures, suspending them in the middle of the kiln so that their curved forms sag and drape with an uncanny sense of movement. This is one of his most successful pieces to date (as at Oct 2008), and was made in his newly refurbished studio, which was badly damaged by fire in 2007.

Physical description

Four-sided box within a box, each side slumping towards its centre; barely discernible wave-like surface patterning; flecks of clear glaze all over.

Place of Origin

Seto (made)


2008 (made)


Nagae, Shigekazu, born 1953 (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Slip-cast porcelain


Width: 520 mm, Depth: 375 mm, Height: 270 mm

Descriptive line

Sculpture, 'Forms in Succession', slip-cast porcelain, Japanese, by NAGAE Shigekazu (1953-), 2008




Slip-cast; Glazed


Sculpture; Ceramics; Porcelain

Production Type



East Asia Collection

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