Feb 20, 2009

White Form

White Form

c. 1990–95

Toshiko Takaezu

(American, 1922–2011)


Overall: 85 x 40 cm (33 7/16 x 15 3/4 in.)

Gift of John Paul Miller 2010.236

Did you know?

Before closing the form, leaving no opening, the artist dropped a bead of clay wrapped in paper inside, so that the pieces would rattle when moved.


Shortly after studying in Japan, and while teaching at the Cleveland Institute of Art in the 1950s, Takaezu launched her signature series of closed vessels applied with painterly glazes. Constituting her primary output for nearly a half century, these works reveal her combined interests in Western and Eastern philosophies and aesthetics.

See also
Decorative Arts
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