70s Hawaii Tall Vase w. Purple Glaze 15 by Toshiko Takaezu (1922-11)(055)
I appreciate your courtesy! The collection these pieces are coming from is holding a wide variety of her pieces that I have not really seen all over. The condition is described above for more information please check the photos. 15 ¼ inches high x 8 inches diameter x 9.13lb. More about the artist. TOSHIKO TAKAEZU (19222011) Toshiko Takaezu, a Japanese-American ceramist whose closed pots and torpedolike cylinders, derived from natural forms, helped to elevate ceramics from the production of functional vessels to a fine art, died on March 9 in Honolulu, reports William Grimes for the New York Times. Her death was confirmed by Scott Ashley, the associate director of the Perimeter Gallery in Chicago. In her stoneware and porcelain works, some small enough to fit in the palm of one hand, others monoliths more than six feet tall, Takaezu blended the expressive bravura of painters like Jackson Pollock and Franz Kline with the calm, meditative quality of traditional Japanese pottery in forms suggestive of acorns, melons, or tree trunks. Her work is in the collections of the Smithsonian American Art Museum; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Early in her career she made traditional vessels but in the late 1950s, strongly influenced by the Finnish ceramist Maija Grotell, she embraced the notion of ceramic pieces as artworks meant to be seen rather than used. She closed off the top of her vessels, leaving a vestigial nipple-like opening and creating, in effect, a clay canvas for glazing of all kinds: brushing, dripping, pouring, and dipping. She became known for the squat balls she called moon pots; the vertical closed forms, which grew sharply in height in the 1990s; and thin ceramic trunks inspired by the scorched trees she had seen along the Devastation Trail in Hawaiis Volcanoes National Park. At times Takaezu exhibited the moon pots in hammocks, an allusion to her method of drying the pots in nets. She also cast bronze bells and wove rugs. Strongly influenced by her study of Zen Buddhism, she regarded her ceramic work as an outgrowth of nature and seamlessly interconnected with the rest of her life. I see no difference between making pots, cooking and growing vegetables, she was fond of saying. Indeed, she often used her kilns to bake chicken in clay, and dry mushrooms, apples, and zucchinis. More pictures are available!!! It is important to know when purchasing items that. Please keep this in mind. As your ratings have immediate discount or listing-standing consequences for me. Thank you for understanding!! Charge you my costs. For all packing materials used. And everything has to be. To give you an idea, a. If it is not a free one from the Post Office, costs between. And I usually use at least 3 or 4 feet or more for breakable items. Per box (book box size) will be between. The item “70s Hawaii Tall Vase w. Purple Glaze 15 by Toshiko Takaezu (1922-11)(055)” is in sale since Sunday, December 15, 2019. This item is in the category “Pottery & Glass\Pottery & China\Art Pottery\Studio/ Handcrafted Pottery”. The seller is “andresharnischbrokerageinc” and is located in Honolulu, Hawaii. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Material: Pottery
- Original/Reproduction: Vintage Original
- Object Type: Vase
- Color: Purple, Greens and Brown