Bowl with design of tradescantia

Maker(s)
Artist: Nakashima Ken'ichi (Japan, born 1949)
Historical period(s)
Heisei era, 1990
Medium
Porcelain with enamels over colorless glaze
Dimensions
H x W x D: 12.7 x 46.7 x 46.7 cm (5 x 18 3/8 x 18 3/8 in)
Geography
Japan, Ishikawa prefecture, Terai
Credit Line
Gift of the Japan Foundation
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S1993.28
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

According to the artist, "My goal is to give full expression to the traditions of Kutani overglaze enamel decoration, and I also bear in mind the vessel's function. The process of throwing the form on the potter's wheel introduces movement to the porcelain clay, and I try to reflect that rhythm in my design. On this bowl, sprays of tradescantia formed the basis for a simplified pattern. After I fired the glazed porcelain form to 1270 degrees C, I outlined the design with cobalt formulated for overglaze application and filled the outlines with thick applications of strong-colored enamels. Another firing at 930 degrees C fixed the enamels."

Collection Area(s)
Contemporary Art, Japanese Art
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