Maker(s)
Artist: Nakao Yasuzumi (Japan, born 1950)
Historical period(s)
Heisei era, 1992
Medium
Porcelain with polychrome inlay under colorless glaze
Style
Arita ware
Dimensions
H x Diam: 34.4 x 3.8 cm (13 9/16 x 1 1/2 in)
Geography
Japan, Saga prefecture, Arita
Credit Line
Gift of the Japan Foundation
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S1993.27
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Ceramic, Vessel
Type

Jar

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

The artist wrote of this work: "In order to produce a linear pattern finer than any brush could paint, I inlaid different colors of liquid porcelain clay into incisions made with an extremely sharp knife.  Before applying each color, I used wax to mask the areas I did not want to fill; after that color was applied, the wax had to be removed by low-temperature firing before applying the next color.  Finally I applied the clear glaze and fired the piece at high temperature.  These repeated firings create the possibility of damage.  It took me a long time to learn how to overcome that difficulty, but recently I have finally gained some control over the technique and can create the kind of object I envisioned."

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