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Title

Mana-ita (chopping board) plate

20th century

Artist

Suzuki Osamu

Japan

1934 -

  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Japan
    Period
    Shôwa period 1926 - 1988 → 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
    Copyright
    © Suzuki Osamu

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  • 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.

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    Where the work was made

    Japan