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Title

Oblong bowl with blue-white celadon glaze

1996

Artist

Yagi Akira

Japan

1955 -

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  • Details

    Alternative title
    Seihakuji chôen hachi
    Place where the work was made
    Japan
    Period
    Heisei period 1989 - → Japan
    Date
    1996
    Media category
    Ceramic
    Materials used
    porcelain
    Dimensions
    43.1 x 22.0 x 12.0 cm
    Signature & date

    Artist's seal on base, in Japanese, stamped on clay "Akira". Not dated.
    Signed on lid [associated NWA box], in Japanese, ink, inscribed "Yagi Akira" [and artist's seal]. Not dated.

    Credit
    Gift of Rev. Muneharu Kurozumi 1997
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    378.1997
    Artist information
    Yagi Akira

    Works in the collection

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  • About

    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.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Japan

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition