Software - Jar no.1 and Jar no. 2
The Software series comprises two handmade, dyed stoneware jars. These jars are an attempt at creating a new ceramic expression, besides being an experiment in abstract expression focusing on the visual experience of softness. This expression is heightened by lightly polishing the jars with sandpaper after firing. The name Software is normally associated with the world of computers, but here the reference is to the soft visual character of the stoneware. Jar no. 1 comes in grey and red while Jar no. 2 comes in light pink and aquamarine.
b. 1972, Japanese Ceramic Designer
Wada graduated from Doshisha University in Japan in 1995. Since 1998, she has lived in Denmark, where, in 2006, she graduated from Designskolen Kolding. Wada’s work explores the expressive potential of ceramics. She works mainly in stoneware, and uses a variety of modelling techniques to focus on designs that have both a visual and a tactile appeal. Her jar series Software illustrates how the hard stoneware can be worked to take on a soft, organic visual appearance. Wada’s works have been exhibited in many venues throughout Denmark, and in 2007 she was invited to exhibit at the International Museum of Ceramics in Faenza, Italy. She has also received several grants, most recently Danmarks Nationalbank’s Anniversary Grant in 2006.
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