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Artist Statement

Working on clay is like playing music. Sound fades away 

before you can catch it. 

You have to move before you know how to play with it. 

Because of its transient and invisible character, sound is 

likely to reach our soul directly, without being blocked or 

translated by consciousness. 

Clay is a versatile, fast-moving material that runs away 

when you try to grab it. 

Just as Carl G.Jung attempted to paint a picture 

of the dynamic human consciousness for us to behold 

through his theories, so too is finished fired clay presented 

for our scrutiny, with its movements now frozen in hard, 

cold and fragile state. Emptying your-self and letting the 

shadow of the substance flow into that emptiness 

naturally, is the only way that you can feel and listen to 

what its vibrations want to say. Pieces I make are the 

assembled relics of my actions which were took, on 

and off the wheel. I want you to feel my works in the 

same way you listen to music, so I can strum the 

string of your soul.

HiDe Ebina

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