Maker(s)
Artist: Taka Gonsei 高権成 (Japan, born 1935)
Historical period(s)
Heisei era, 1992
Medium
Porcelain with iron glaze
Dimensions
H x Diam: 10.2 x 46.8 cm (4 x 18 7/16 in)
Geography
Japan, Ishikawa prefecture, Komatsu
Credit Line
Gift of the Japan Foundation
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S1993.24
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Bowl

Keywords
Heisei era (1989 - present), Japan, porcelain
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Label

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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