Jun Kaneko layers tons of clay over weeks and months to shape some of the world’s largest ceramic artworks. With a touch of humor, the artist refers to these objects as dangos, after a Japanese term for dumplings and other gently rounded forms. He finishes his dangos with colorful patterns of geometric shapes, abstract marks, and drips. His work is currently on view in the exhibition The Space Between: Frank Lloyd Wright | Jun Kaneko at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Martin House in Buffalo.
In this activity for kids and families we’ll walk you through how to make your own paper dangos inspired by Jun Kaneko.