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Oribe Glazed Platter 4 1/2 In. X 29 1/2 In. X 11 in © Courtesy of the artist & ARKANSAS ART CENTER-MUSEUM OF ART
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September 1st, 2010 - November 21st, 2010

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DESCRIPTION

Shigemasa Higashida began working with ceramics when he was 29 years old. Since then he has developed a recognizable style and has mastered the use of Oribe glazes. In this platter, Higashida masterfully worked the surface of a slab of clay, aggressively tearing its edges. He applied glaze that sumptuously puddles in beautiful blue-green richness like mysterious lakes. This platter was acquired because of the strong influence of Japanese ceramics on American craft and was purchased in memory of someone who was a Japanese Studies major and several-year resident of Japan. The platter will be on view in the center of the Stella Boyle Smith Gallery along with the permanent collection installation Currents in Contemporary Art.