Artist: Taka Gonsei 高権成 (Japan, born 1935)
Historical period(s)
Heisei era, 1992
Porcelain with iron glaze
H x Diam: 10.2 x 46.8 cm (4 x 18 7/16 in)
Japan, Ishikawa prefecture, Komatsu
Credit Line
Gift of the Japan Foundation
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view
Ceramic, Vessel


Heisei era (1989 - present), Japan, porcelain
Provenance research underway.

The artist stated of this work: "Iron glaze results when iron oxide and other metallic pigments are added to a calcium glaze.  In the past such glaze was called temmoku in Japan.  Since the effects of firing can produce endless variations in the final appearance, iron glaze has long been a focus of fascination.  I used Kutani porcelain clay and threw a simple, relaxed shape on the wheel.  The glazed piece was fired in reduction (with limited oxygen) in a gas kiln.  During my thirty-five-year career, I have aimed to produce sharp, simple pieces that are energized by a contemporary feeling."

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