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Vessel

Yoshimi Futamura

Asian Art

On View: Asian Galleries, Arts of Japan, 2nd floor
Futamura Yoshimi makes sculptural forms inspired by burls of wood, fungi, and other natural phenomena. She hand-builds the pieces, tearing the clay to create ragged edges, and she pats a coarse dust of crushed porcelain on the surface before firing. The clay expands and contracts in the kiln, causing fissures in the dust covering. Whereas many male ceramicists in Japan receive their training at historical kiln sites, female ceramicists have typically been discouraged or banned from learning the traditional styles. With few ties to convention, female ceramicists have often led the way in creating new and individual approaches to clay.
MEDIUM Stoneware and porcelain
  • Place Made: France
  • DATES 2008
    DIMENSIONS 13 1/2 x 17 1/2 x 17 3/4 in. (34.3 x 44.5 x 45.1 cm)  (show scale)
    COLLECTIONS Asian Art
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Asian Galleries, Arts of Japan, 2nd floor
    EXHIBITIONS
    ACCESSION NUMBER 2009.3
    CREDIT LINE Purchased with funds given by Dr. and Mrs. Richard Dickes and the Bertram H. Schaffner Asian Art Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT © Yoshimi Futamura
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    CAPTION Yoshimi Futamura (Japanese, born 1959). Vessel, 2008. Stoneware and porcelain, 13 1/2 x 17 1/2 x 17 3/4 in. (34.3 x 44.5 x 45.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Purchased with funds given by Dr. and Mrs. Richard Dickes and the Bertram H. Schaffner Asian Art Fund, 2009.3. © artist or artist's estate (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 2009.3_PS6.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, 2009.3_PS6.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2013
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Leaning bowl with torn rim curled inward. Stoneware body is encrusted with crushed pre-fired porcelain.
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    Yoshimi Futamura (Japanese, born 1959). <em>Vessel</em>, 2008. Stoneware and porcelain, 13 1/2 x 17 1/2 x 17 3/4 in. (34.3 x 44.5 x 45.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Purchased with funds given by Dr. and Mrs. Richard Dickes and the Bertram H. Schaffner Asian Art Fund, 2009.3. © artist or artist's estate (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 2009.3_PS6.jpg)