RETAIL GALLERY

MICHIGAN MADE: FROM FINE ART TO CONTEMPORARY CRAFT

Thrown Porcelain Vessel

$30.00

1 in stock

Artist Name Ai YamamotoArtist Bio "I am inspired by traditional patterns in Japanese crafts that have been carefully preserved within its culture for centuries. Textile design portrays unique social and cultural characteristics. I am fascinated by finding points of similarity between Japanese social habits and the designs in Japanese crafts. Being a small island nation with areas are high population density has imposed a complex system of acceptable social interactions on Japanese people. People follow strict social manners in order to avoid interfering with others. I find that this kind of behavior and mindset relates to the well-defined and repetitive designs in Japanese crafts. They are often condensed and detail oriented. Also, Japanese daily life tends to be stressful and city oriented, nature is a common theme in crafts as a way to remind people of the more peaceful natural environment. I draw slip decoration or paint with under-glaze on my pottery with the traditional Japanese design and hope it creates a cheerful moment for users."Size 6.5"x4"x4"Medium Porcelain
SKU 993025 Categories , Tag