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Title

Mana-ita (chopping board) plate

20th century


Artist

SUZUKI Osamu

Japan

1934 -


About

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.


Details


Place where the work was made

Japan


Date

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


Location

Not on display


Accession number

481.1987


Artist information

SUZUKI Osamu

Works in the collection

1


Place

Where the work was made
Japan