Plate

Title

Plate

Creator

Unknown artist
Japanese, 20th century

Date

1967

Description

This plate is adorned with a mesmerizing pattern that draws the eye around and into the middle of the design. This effect was achieved using a style called hakeme, or brush patting. In this style, a white glaze is applied using a stiff-bristled brush while the piece spins slowly on a throwing wheel. The technique can be employed with rigid uniformity or reckless abandon; the choice reflects the style of the individual artist.

Contributor

Palmer Museum of Art, The Pennsylvania State University

Identifier

86.349

Rights

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

Format

Onda stoneware; 15-3/4 in. (40 cm)