Sato, Takumi; circa 1996-97; PC390
Sculpture - column - figure with glasses, clasped hands, and circular breasts on chest atop a column; black, green, blueMaker
circa 1996-97Medium and Materials
stoneware, underglaze, glazeMeasurements
36 H inchesSubject and Association Keywords
Takumi Sato (1962-2006) is renowned for his Raku pottery. Raku is a traditional form of Japanese pottery that is commonly used to make tea cups and pots used in Japanese Tea Ceremonies. It is characterised by hand-moulding the clay which results in each piece of artwork being “one-of-a-kind”.
Sato’s avant-garde artwork rebels against its traditional form; with no functional purposes it is merely a display of the artist‘s desire and interpretation.
Takumi Sato had many successful exhibitions around the world, including Japan, New York, Australia and New Zealand. In 2001 he graduated with a Master of Fine Arts from UNSW, where he also lectured. Sato continued to teach in Kyoto Saga Art University until his death in 2006.
The Clay Studio CollectionCredit Line
The Clay Studio Collection, PhiladelphiaObject Type
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