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Toshiko Takaezu

American, born Japan, 1922 - 2011

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Porcelain with glaze

Dimensions: 4 1/2 × 5 3/4 in. (11.4 × 14.6 cm)

Gift of Toshiko Takaezu in memory of Ray Phelps, FIA ceramics instructor, 1971.33

Toshiko Takaezu’s ceramics were inspired by Zen Buddhism, nature, Abstract Expressionism, and by her Hawaiian and Japanese heritages. The cross-cultural influences of East and West culminate in designs that are traditional, yet modern. Takaezu used the potter’s wheel to form this small globular vessel with a tiny neck. Though her forms were relatively classic, her approach to glazing was expressive and spontaneous. She freely dipped, poured, and painted her vessels like abstract painter applies paint to a canvas.

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