The Gleaner (2021)

Artist’s statement: Hitomi Shibata

17″ x 12″ x 20″ h
NC stoneware, Handbuilt, WIld Clay slips, Red Iron OX, Wood Ash, Wood Fired, Cone 11

People have cultivated and lived on land for generations.
Her hands were dirty with soil, she bent her hips and stared at the ground.
The work of potters is an extension of that cycle, we dig, process, make, and burn.
She tells the story of the relationship between clay and humans, and tries to trace the cycles.
Inspired by Jean-François Millet’s painting, “The Gleaners”.  

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