Clay Of The Land
Wallpaper|July 2021
A new brand unearths the creative potential of soil from Japan’s Mino region
Danielle Demetriou

A fragment of tree trunk conserved in the earth for a million years; abstract photography of the dissected layers of a quarry; ceramic spheres from a factory; and a mound of raw clay. These are some of the items showcased in a new exhibition, ‘Archeology of Mino, in collaboration with Studio Mumbai’, which casts a contemporary light on one of Japan’s most treasured materials: clay. Curated by Swiss designer David Glaettli (creative director of Karimoku New Standard and Tajimi Custom Tiles) and Indian architect Bijoy Jain of Studio Mumbai, the exhibition, showing at 441 in Tokyo, taps into the creative potential and ‘brutal beauty’ of soil from the Mino region of Gifu Prefecture, famed for a rich ceramics heritage meandering back 1,300 years.

Continue reading your story on the app

Continue reading your story in the magazine

RELATED STORIES

Digs & Discoveries

Roman marble cutters, anglo-saxon giant, neanderthal hearing… and much more

10+ mins read
Archaeology
September/October 2021

“Finger Printing” Turquoise

Answering the Question of Provenance

10+ mins read
Rock&Gem Magazine
November 2020

Who Is Afraid Of Scientific Temper?

The stories are very powerful. Over a period of time they gain a lot of traction. The places mentioned in the stories appear to be real and people attach a lot of meaning to them out of reverence. The symbols and signs used in the stories become core elements of propaganda. Soon it becomes a machinery that establishes a structure and with a body of evidence that is highly questionable. Not many try to challenge this because of its threatening stature. Who would dare to ask if the birthplace of Jesus or Ram exactly as it is claimed? Leave alone the historical, and archeological evidence that could support it.

3 mins read
The Modern Rationalist
June 2021

मिली दारा शिकोह की कब्र

औरंगजेब ने अपने जिस भाई का सिर कलम करवाया था, दिल्ली के एक नगर निगम इंजीनियर ने उसकी कब्र तलाशी, इसकी तलाश सदियों से थी

1 min read
Outlook Hindi
July 27, 2020

POLITICAL SHADOWS AMONG DIMINISHING ARTIFACTS

The temple authorities affirm that they would not accept anything less than the original 72-acre plot of land said to be the property of the temple

5 mins read
Daily Mirror - Sri Lanka
May 28, 2020