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Yellow green-slipped platinum kairagi shino tea bowl

Date:

2011

Artist:

Kuwata Takuro
Japanese (born 1981)

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.

Status

On View, Gallery 106

Artist

Kuwata Takuro

Title

Yellow green-slipped platinum kairagi shino tea bowl

Origin

Japan

Medium

Porcelain

Dimensions

14.5 cm (5 7/10 in.); diam. 19 cm (7 12/25 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Terry R. Myers

Reference Number

2021.139

Extended information about this artwork

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