Oblong bowl with blue-white celadon glaze
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.
Seihakuji chôen hachi
Place where the work was made
Heisei period 1989 - → Japan
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.
Gift of Rev. Muneharu Kurozumi 1997
Where the work was made
Shown in 1 exhibition
In one drop of water, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 15 Jun 2019–Dec 2020