“Scale in nature presents a great challenge to all object-makers. Mountains, oceans, wind, and fire are all greater in scale than anything we could ever create. This reality of scale in nature presents us with the interesting problem of how to make man-made objects that are as strong as those in nature . . .”
Jun Kaneko (born 1942) is a Japanese ceramic artist living in Omaha, Nebraska, in the United States. His works in clay explore the effects of repeated abstract surface motifs.
His work is included in more than forty museum collections including the Hawaii State Art Museum, the Honolulu Museum of Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Museum of Arts and Design (New York City), the Museum of Nebraska Art, the Sheldon Museum of Art, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Scripps College, the Shigaraki Ceramics Museum (Shigaraki, Japan), and the Smithsonian American Art Museum. His most recent collected works is Water Plaza at Bartle Hall in Kansas City, Missouri. He has realized over twenty-five public art commissions around the world. He has been honored with national, state and organization fellowships and an honorary doctorate from the Royal College of Art in London.