Slender copper vase by Hiroki Iwata

The vase has a fluid shape and the artist uses enamel as a texturing medium rather than mere embellishment.


Vase: copper & enamel & gold foil; box: wood
Height: 28 cm
Art Fund grant:
£825 ( Total: £1,650)
Acquired in:
Katie Jones Gallery

After the firing of the pale green enamel, Iwata rubbed the outside of the vessel with a stone, removing pieces of clay to reveal small imperfections. The rough exterior contrasts with the glossily vibrant enamel interior. Iwata originally trained as a jeweller.


Katie Jones Gallery.

Venue details

Aberdeen Art Gallery Schoolhill, ABERDEEN Aberdeenshire AB10 1FQ 03000 200 293

Entry details

Free to all

The gallery is closed until late 2018.

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