Shoko Teruyama | Ceramics

Shoko Teruyama | Ceramics

Start date

Friday, May 31, 2019, 10:00am

End date

Sunday, July 7, 2019, 5:00pm


Penland Gallery and Visitors Center

3135 Conley Ridge Rd.
Horner Hall
Penland, NC 28765
United States

Teruyama’s intimately patterned and narrative ornamentation reflects her Japanese heritage. Her vessel forms begin with heavy clay slab construction, later carved and embellished with floral motifs or renderings of her personal cast of characters – owls, cats, turtles – standing in for their human counterparts to share a story of daily trials. The sophisticated and exquisitely detailed forms transcend intended function and evolve into paintings meant to use, hold, and touch.