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2016 YAP Field Trip + Artist Jun Kaneko

Each year the Joslyn Art Museum’s Young Art Patrons (YAP) organizes a Field Trip, giving young art enthusiasts the opportunity to engage in an educational event and network with other art admirers. This year, the Field Trip included a tour of the Jun Kaneko Studio and Warehouse.

During the tour not only were we able to admire his public studio and works of art but we were taken behind the scenes to appreciate the massive amount of work and effort put into the creation of his various public pieces. His studio houses the largest kiln in the region where Jun, his staff and assistants work to build the famous dangos.

I shared with Jun and his team some of the images I recently took and was pleased when I was given the permission to share what I was able to see firsthand.

The images are nothing compared to seeing this work in real life. I highly encourage you to take a trip to his public studio to see for yourself. But until then, enjoy a few of my favorite images from the event.

love & pixels,
ashley nicole

Ashley Nicole Photographer_Omaha_Nebraska_Jun Kaneko_Artist_YAP_Field Trip_2016_0000My sister-in-law attended the field trip with me this year as well as last year, which you can check out here.

Ashley Nicole Photographer_Omaha_Nebraska_Jun Kaneko_Artist_YAP_Field Trip_2016_0003These are just some of the pieces at the Kaneko Studio at 11th & Jones Street in Downtown Omaha.

Ashley Nicole Photographer_Omaha_Nebraska_Jun Kaneko_Artist_YAP_Field Trip_2016_0002Cami, a Kaneko staff member, gave us our exclusive tour and provided an immense amount of education about Jun and his work.

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Ashley Nicole Photographer_Omaha_Nebraska_Jun Kaneko_Artist_YAP_Field Trip_2016_0001Ashley Nicole Photographer_Omaha_Nebraska_Jun Kaneko_Artist_YAP_Field Trip_2016_0004Ashley Nicole Photographer_Omaha_Nebraska_Jun Kaneko_Artist_YAP_Field Trip_2016_0005Part of the tour included a glimpse into the planning and forecasting for future public projects.

Ashley Nicole Photographer_Omaha_Nebraska_Jun Kaneko_Artist_YAP_Field Trip_2016_0021Ashley Nicole Photographer_Omaha_Nebraska_Jun Kaneko_Artist_YAP_Field Trip_2016_0006Ashley Nicole Photographer_Omaha_Nebraska_Jun Kaneko_Artist_YAP_Field Trip_2016_0007Kaneko mainly works in large pieces, however, there are a few smaller pieces on display at the gallery in addition to many of the gorgeous Dangos.

Ashley Nicole Photographer_Omaha_Nebraska_Jun Kaneko_Artist_YAP_Field Trip_2016_0008Multiple heads waiting for glaze and firing in the kiln.

Ashley Nicole Photographer_Omaha_Nebraska_Jun Kaneko_Artist_YAP_Field Trip_2016_0010One of the largest kilns in Omaha.

Ashley Nicole Photographer_Omaha_Nebraska_Jun Kaneko_Artist_YAP_Field Trip_2016_0009Ashley Nicole Photographer_Omaha_Nebraska_Jun Kaneko_Artist_YAP_Field Trip_2016_0011In addition to the Dangos and Heads, Kaneko also creates large sculptures called Tanuki’s.

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Ashley Nicole Photographer_Omaha_Nebraska_Jun Kaneko_Artist_YAP_Field Trip_2016_0020Ashley Nicole Photographer_Omaha_Nebraska_Jun Kaneko_Artist_YAP_Field Trip_2016_0012Cami shared the details of how the kilns are monitored during the firing process.

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March 7, 2016

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