• Jun Kaneko

    Klein Art Works

    Jun Kaneko’s ceramic sculptures mix a reverence for tradition with a keen pursuit of the revolutionary. That is, Kaneko continues to make large, sometimes functional plates and platters, and all his sculptures are formed of glazed stoneware, their shimmering surfaces obscuring the baked clay beneath. The glazes tend to remain within the quiet gray/white/brown/black range, with a deep-porcelain blue the only emphatic chromatic element. But Kaneko’s most characteristic interest seems to be to extend, rather than affirm, the possibilities and traditions of ceramic sculpture. In terms of scale,

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