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Title

Oblong bowl with blue-white celadon glaze

1996


Artist

YAGI Akira

Japan

1955 -


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.


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


Accession number

378.1997


Artist information

YAGI Akira

Works in the collection

1


Place

Where the work was made
Japan

Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history