Paddled Vase

Title

Paddled Vase

Creator

Tatsuzō SHIMAOKA
Japanese, 1919–2007

Date

1967

Description

In addition to Shimaoka’s use of rope inlays, he also employed a technique known as hakeme, in which slip is applied directly to the surface of a pot with a stiff brush, clearly visible on his paddled vase. Shimaoka’s decorations often incorporate a leaf/branch/twig motif executed in three quick brush strokes, which can be seen on both of the round vases. The contrasting delicate patterns and bold slip strokes enhance the effect of each.

Contributor

Palmer Museum of Art, The Pennsylvania State University

Identifier

86.365

Rights

This image is posted publicly for non-profit educational uses, excluding printed publication. Other uses are not permitted.

Format

Mashiko stoneware; 8-1/2 x 6-3/16 x 5-1/4 in. (21.6 x 15.7 x 13.4 cm)