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White Form

White Form

1990s

Toshiko Takaezu

(American, 1922-2011)

Ceramic

Overall: 85 x 40 cm (33 7/16 x 15 3/4 in.)

Gift of John Paul Miller 2010.236

Fun Fact

Before closing the form, leaving no opening, the artist dropped a bead of clay wrapped in paper inside, so that the pieces would rattle when moved.

Description

Shortly after studying in Japan, and while teaching at the Cleveland Institute of Art in the 1950s, Takaezu launched her signature series of closed vessels applied with painterly glazes. Constituting her primary output for nearly a half century, these works reveal her combined interests in Western and Eastern philosophies and aesthetics.

See also
Collection: 
Decorative Arts
Type of artwork: 
Ceramic
Medium: 
Ceramic

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