Hideo Mabuchi works mainly in clay (wood-fired stoneware) and fiber (hand-woven and dyed textiles). He aims to create compelling things by traditional craft processes, guided by a materiality-driven aesthetic and a desire to let technique and serendipity lead while ideas emerge and manifest in the final stages of making. An academic by profession, he wonders what it is to be a maker, researcher, scholar and teacher all at once rather than by turns. His overarching practice explores this question in the studio, laboratory, library and classroom.
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