1994 (made)

Ohira, Kazumasa

Diameter: 14.5 cm approx., Height: 2.0 cm approx.

FE.16:6-1995 EAS

Dish, from a set of six dishes, stoneware with natural ash glaze and silver banding, made by Ohira Kazumasa, Japan, 1994

Dish, from a set of six. Flat round form with slightly raised square-cut edges. Roughly formed from slab of particle-rich clay; evidence of wire or string cutting on upper surfaces; up to four zig-zag lines incised into upper surface; flat base with slightly indented centre. Natural ash glaze from wood firing covering up to half of the upper surface; silver banding fused on through secondary low temperature firing on two of the zig-zag bands.

Part of a set with six dishes, FE.16:1 to 6-1995. This set of six dishes, with motifs in silver applied to roughly shaped, naturally ash glazed forms, is an exemplary manifestation of the Japanese propensity to combine the natural with the artificial.

Location: Ceramics Study Galleries, Asia & Europe, room 137, case 24, shelf 5

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