On View: Asian Galleries, West, 2nd floor (China)
Active and trained in the Tamba area, a historical center for ceramic production, Shimizu Ichiji uses the traditional Tamba clay but employs new forms of surface decoration. He uses an airbrush to apply different shades of liquefied clay (slip) onto the clay body before firing, allowing him to create speckles while maintaining a smooth, unglazed surface. Then, with a very steady hand, he paints gold or silver lines that accentuate the shape of the vessel.
Stoneware with sprayed slip and applied gold overglaze
15 x 18 x 9 in. (38.1 x 45.7 x 22.9 cm) (show scale)
Gift of the artist
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Shimizu Ichiji (Japanese, born 1961). Vessel, 2012. Stoneware with sprayed slip and applied gold overglaze, 15 x 18 x 9 in. (38.1 x 45.7 x 22.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the artist, 2015.51. © artist or artist's estate (Photo: , 2015.51_view01_PS9.jpg)
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