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

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.

Provenance

Katie Jones Gallery.


Aberdeen Art Gallery

Schoolhill, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, AB10 1FQ
03000 200 293
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Opening times

The gallery is closed until 2019.

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