Tanaka Contrast Bowl

The Tanaka Contrast Bowl is inspired by the Japanese tradition of kintsugi, the ancient Japanese art of fixing broken pottery with a special lacquer. Beautiful seams of plutonium color highlight the fractures and breaks in this handmade bowl instead of hiding or disguising them, giving a sense of history and life (with all its imperfections) to an otherwise perfect piece.

About Keiichi Tanaka
Keiichi Tanaka’s work spans from a lifelong fascination with the beauty of functional objects. Inspired by the visual poetry of agricultural tools and instruments, Tanaka creates softly textured  glazes and unexpected shapes for otherwise common-use objects. His rustic,contemporary pieces clash with archaic shapes to invoke an atmosphere of "time accumulation": hazy, textured objects that could be remnants of a long-ago past or a not-so-distant future. Tanaka has exhibited widely throughout Japan and Europe, and currently lives in Saitama, Japan.  


Materials: Clay
Dimensions: Diameter: 8 1/2" Height: 4 1/2"
Care: Rinse with water and a mild soap, and dry immediately after. Not dishwasher safe.
Saitama, Japan




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