Monday, April 15, 2013


You don't necessarily have to like blue glazes to appreciate the wonderful nature of this pot. Aside from the magnificent Persian blue glaze, it is the intricate, yet lyrical and casual brushwork of Kato Takuo that makes this piece so captivating. Though eminently modern in creation, Kato has captured a timeless essence in the decoration of the pot which finds its inspiration from old Persian pottery with the flowing, intricate border acting as a frame for the two figures and foliage on the interior of the bowl. The piece ends up as regal as the two princes that the pot depicts and is irrefutably a work of a potter in command of not only his brushwork, but his glazing and firing as well.

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