Maker(s)
Artist: Shomura Ken (Japan, born 1949)
Historical period(s)
Heisei era, 1992
Medium
Porcelain with pale blue glaze
Style
Arita ware
Dimensions
H x W x D: 11.6 x 58.1 x 58.1 cm (4 9/16 x 22 7/8 x 22 7/8 in)
Geography
Japan, Saga prefecture, Arita
Credit Line
Gift of the Japan Foundation
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S1993.20
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Bowl

Keywords
Arita ware, Heisei era (1989 - present), Japan, pale blue glaze, porcelain
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Label

According to the artist, "Carved lines that are soft yet sharp distinguish this piece. Carving is usually done with a blade, but I used the force of water. When the clay was leather hard, I brushed water-repellent resin over the areas I did not want to carve. Then I used a wet sponge to wipe away the unprotected areas to the desired depth.  The carving extends to the rim of the bowl and seems to reach beyond into space. I applied an understated pale blue glaze in order to give prominence to the carving."

Collection Area(s)
Contemporary Art, Japanese Art
Web Resources
Whistler's Neighborhood
Google Cultural Institute
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