Footed decorative porcelain bowl
Made in Japan
This breathtakingly beautiful bowl is perfect as jewellery rest, also stunning art piece in its own right.
The body form is flatter, opening up wide, showing the inside of the bowl. The small foot is narrowing toward top. It looks delicate but actually feels sturdy when held by hand.
Glazed in light pink outside, nuanced shades of blue + green + turquoise inside. Utterly unable to depict the beauty and depth of the complex combination of glazing colours.
The body balance achieved by masterful throwing and the artist's signature glazes made this bowl extraordinary. It looks like a beautiful ballerina holding up the deep marine ocean, tiptoeing elegantly.
Diameter 12.4cm Height 6.0cm
Colour: pink, turquoise etc.
Price is for one item only
tiptoe bowl - pink&blue
About the Maker
Every ceramicist is a sort of chemist, but Takemura Yoshinori is also an alchemist. His whimsical and improvisational style goes happily along with the vast variety of colours he conjures. More than 60 distinctive glazing colours are up his sleeve.
All his pieces are porcelain, which he "dresses up with glaze", focusing on "finding the right outfit to match each form". He enjoys these one-off sessions. Naturally, each piece is unique and one of a kind.
Although Takemura's works seem to be totally free from any ceramic tradition, he has a highly expert background in Japanese applied arts. Before turning to full time making, Takemura had worked as a restorer of artefacts using historical techniques, including the art of Japanese lacquer (Kintsugi).
Takemura is a graduate of Musashino Art University, and went on to complete a master's degree in Conservation and Restoration at Tokyo University of the Arts. Based in Chiba where he grew up, he holds regular workshops, punctuated by his own exhibitions at both domestic and overseas galleries.
No dishwasher, microwave or oven