On View: Asian Galleries, West, 2nd floor (China)
Fujioka Shūhei is a master of Iga ware, a historical ceramic type that bears a close resemblance to Shigaraki ware, with orange clay, stony inclusions, and ash glaze. Here, he took care to form the asymmetrical rim and jagged incisions across both sides of this boat-shaped vessel, but he had minimal control over the surface ornamentation of ash glaze and scorch marks, which occur during firing. Ceramicists who work in this mode often discard large numbers of works because they are unsatisfied with the effects created in the kiln.
Iga ware: stoneware with ash glaze
6 11/16 x 15 15/16 x 10 1/4 in. (17 x 40.5 x 26 cm) (show scale)
On box lid, in Japanese:
Iga kaki (Iga Flower Vessel)
Gift of Steven Korff and Marcia Van Wagner
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Fujioka Shuhei (Japanese, born 1947). Vessel, 2013. Iga ware: stoneware with ash glaze, 6 11/16 x 15 15/16 x 10 1/4 in. (17 x 40.5 x 26 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Steven Korff and Marcia Van Wagner, 2014.60.4. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , 2014.60.4_view01_PS9.jpg)
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