Mariko Ventura

ChaWan #1
wheel thrown stoneware, glazed, fired cone 10
3 x 4 x 2 in. | $50
ChaWan #2
wheel thrown stoneware, glazed, fired cone 10
3 x 3 x 2.5 in. | $50
ChaWan #3
wheel thrown stoneware, glazed, fired cone 10
3 x 3.5 x 2 in. | $50

I am an artist who creates ceramic sculpture. I have been working with the dynamics of landscape, including the manipulation of its effect based on our assumptions of what landscape means to us. Rather than presenting a factual reality, an illusion is created to conjure the realms of our imagination.

My works is based on forms that emerge from memory of a childhood in Kyoto. Ancient walls of shrines and temples… landscapes that emulate gardens, raked sand, and mountains and waves surrounding the city of my childhood.

© Mariko Ventura