(Japan 1955– )
43.1 x 22.0 x 12.0cm
Yagi Akira is the eldest son of Yagi Kazuo, the forerunner of the abstract ceramics movement and founder of Sôdeisha. While his father's works challenged the conventional notion that craft must be useful, and explored possibilities of form and expression in ceramics, Yagi Akira has in a way 'returned' to vessels made of porcelain which, he feels, is more versatile than earthenware and therefore more suitable for expressing his feelings closely. His works are characterised by fineness of shape and technique which pushes the medium (porcelain) to its limits while incorporating the function of the object.