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An image of Mana-ita (chopping board) plate by SUZUKI Osamu

SUZUKI Osamu

(Japan 1934 – )

Title
Mana-ita (chopping board) plate
Place of origin
Japan
Period
Shôwa period 1926 - 1988 → Japan
Year
20th century
Media category
Ceramic
Materials used
stoneware with Shino-type glaze
Dimensions

13.5 x 58.0 x 34.0 cm

Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Credit
Gift of Rev. Muneharu Kurozumi 1987
Accession number
481.1987
Copyright
© Suzuki Osamu
Location
Not on display
Further information

This artist is not the same Suzuki Osamu (born 1926), who is the leader of the avant-garde 'Sodeisha' group and who is also represented in the gallery's collection.

Suzuki is a leading traditional style potter whose work is distinguished by the use of creamy rich, tactile glazes highlighted by unglazed areas of the burnt-orange body. In this particular piece, the artist, as well as using a traditional Shino-type glaze, has been inspired by a traditional Japanese shape - that of the basic wooden chopping board found throughout Japan. Suzuki has exhibited widely throughout Japan, and is a regular contributor to the 'Nihon Dento Kogei Ten' (Japanese Traditional Arts Exhibition), the main annual event for traditional potters.