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These 'clover' shaped small plates are by Giran Sagawa. Adept in slipware, Sagawa brings his own stylings to the technique, as can be seen in the intuitive, almost Keith Haring type patterns on the surface on this work.
As each piece is handmade, it is unique, a represents the moment of its creation.
Each plate is roughly 12.8 cm wide, and 4cm high.
They weigh 220g.
About Giran Sagawa
One of the emerging generation of potters in the Kasama region, Giran Sagawa focuses his work on slipware. A style with history in the UK, Sagawa is part of a contemporary revival movement for slipware pottery in Japan. In this work he applies a careful geometry, and at times graffiti like influences. The outcome are ceramics which are thought-out and satisfying to use. He also makes a popular series of mugs, stable in their construction, and well-fitting to the hand. These are often patterned with striped blocks of colour which accords with a another recent trend in Japanese ceramics. Sagawa calls these earth colours, reflecting the controlled appearance of nature within his work.