Vessel

  • Hideaki Miyamura, Vessel, 2002, glazed porcelain, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the artist, 2002.49

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Hideaki Miyamura's years of experience and ardent experimentation have led to new ceramic forms and glazes that are unique to his work. In Vessel, Miyamura emphasized the work's surface by creating highly polished bands across areas of raw texture. The iridescent glaze, like those seen in Chinese ceramics during the Song dynasty a thousand years ago, creates a subtle color effect that reacts to the viewing angle and light sources present.

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"These glazes not only have a long and mysterious history . . . they also carry deep meaning in the art and philosophy of China as well as Japan." The artist, quoted in Ceramic Arts Daily, August 2010

Title
Vessel
Artist
Date
2002
On View
Dimensions
20 x 9 7/8 in. (50.8 x 25.2 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of the artist

Mediums
Mediums Description
glazed porcelain
Classifications
Highlights
Object Number
2002.49
Palette
Linked Open Data
Linked Open Data URI

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