The vase has a fluid shape and the artist uses enamel as a texturing medium rather than mere embellishment.
Slender copper vase by Hiroki Iwata, 2004
© Hiroki Iwata
- 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.
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