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Makiko Ryujin, Shinki (Burning Vessel)

  • Craft Watson Place Melbourne VIC 3000, Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia (map)

Exhibition Runs 23th August - 29th September

Monday - Wednesday 11am - 6pm
Thursday - Friday 11am - 7pm

Saturday - 11am - 5pm


Shinki (Burning Vessel) draws from ceremonies Makiko Ryujin took part in while growing up in Japan and is concerned with the uncontrolled transformative nature of fire. 'The change that is bought to the bowls by fire is in stark contrast to the controlled transformation from wood to bowl on the lathe', explains Makiko. 'After spending many hours working the wood into the bowl, I then must release control to fire and let go of the shape that I have created, welcoming whatever the burning brings to the vessel.'

Makiko Ryujin,  Shinki , 2018, Image courtesy the artist.

Makiko Ryujin, Shinki, 2018, Image courtesy the artist.

Free Exhibition