Geological Age V
Made by Akiyama Yo (born 1953)
Carbon-impregnated earthenware, partly polished
Museum no. FE.563-1992
Akiyama Yo's sculpture exemplifies a major strand in ceramic practice today. He uses ceramic materials to produce contemporary works of art that make little reference to potters' traditional concerns.
Here he explores the primordial nature of clay, creating an arresting composition suggestive of the forms and forces of our geological past.