Impressive ceramic skulls by Katsuyo Aoki

Katsuyo Aoki is a ceramic artist best known for her ceramic sculptures that apply delicate, swirling forms to dark subject matter.

She touches on this in her explanation of work, commenting that elevating the skull, which could be considered macabre, can make the viewer feel, “tranquility and awe that can almost be described as religious, as well as an image as an object of worship.”

"Katsuyo Aoki is a ceramic artist best known for her ceramic sculptures that apply delicate, swirling forms to dark subject matter."

"Katsuyo Aoki is a ceramic artist best known for her ceramic sculptures that apply delicate, swirling forms to dark subject matter."

"Katsuyo Aoki is a ceramic artist best known for her ceramic sculptures that apply delicate, swirling forms to dark subject matter."

See also more artistic skulls HERE!

"Katsuyo Aoki is a ceramic artist best known for her ceramic sculptures that apply delicate, swirling forms to dark subject matter."

Her works often look radically different from varying perspectives. Depending on the perspective, those artworks might not even look like a skull. The patterns on her skulls range from elegant swirls to jagged spikes that look like prehistoric teeth or sea creatures from another plane of existence.

"Katsuyo Aoki is a ceramic artist best known for her ceramic sculptures that apply delicate, swirling forms to dark subject matter."

"Katsuyo Aoki is a ceramic artist best known for her ceramic sculptures that apply delicate, swirling forms to dark subject matter."

"Katsuyo Aoki is a ceramic artist best known for her ceramic sculptures that apply delicate, swirling forms to dark subject matter."

"Katsuyo Aoki is a ceramic artist best known for her ceramic sculptures that apply delicate, swirling forms to dark subject matter."

"Katsuyo Aoki is a ceramic artist best known for her ceramic sculptures that apply delicate, swirling forms to dark subject matter."

She frequently uses motifs and forms including the skull, the crown, and dismembered parts of animals—allusions to historic narratives and mythologies

"Katsuyo Aoki is a ceramic artist best known for her ceramic sculptures that apply delicate, swirling forms to dark subject matter."

"Katsuyo Aoki is a ceramic artist best known for her ceramic sculptures that apply delicate, swirling forms to dark subject matter."

Besides the skulls, Katsuyo Aoki also has another tyoe of works always with the same isnpiration and her signature mark. Incredibly detailed artworks that amaze our minds.

"Katsuyo Aoki is a ceramic artist best known for her ceramic sculptures that apply delicate, swirling forms to dark subject matter."

"Katsuyo Aoki is a ceramic artist best known for her ceramic sculptures that apply delicate, swirling forms to dark subject matter."

Keep tunned for the next post about her works.

 

You can have one of her works trough Todd Merrill Studio.

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