About this artwork
This large, almost oversized, teabowl is created with the artist’s trademark technique of producing thick cracks on the surface of ceramic works. Kuwata uses porcelain clay and a platinum glaze to make the tea bowl look as if a thick layer of metal is peeling off from the brightly colored vessel it exposes underneath. Although the work looks entirely modern, Kuwata continually emphasizes the traditional Shino-ware technique of kairagi (plum blossom peel) that led him to his process.
- On View, Gallery 106
- Kuwata Takuro
- Yellow-Green Slipped Platinum Kairagi Shino Bowl
- Japan (Object made in)
- 14.5 cm (5 7/10 in.); diam. 19 cm (7 12/25 in.)
- Gift of Terry R. Myers