Dimensions: H 22cm x Ø 11cm
Materials: Shigaraki clay
Care: Not watertight. To clean dust lightly with a dry cloth
This elongated vase is reminiscent in shape of a cocoon; the fissures in the surface and eroded holes near the spout give the impression that the work is on the brink of transformation, but the solidity of the work acts as a counterbalance. The artist has noted that ‘sense of time is definitely intrinsic to my work’. This is visible in the way that his works appear as if they could be both a relic from the past and an object from the future.
About the Artist
Born in 1995 in Higashiomi City, Shiga, Gaku Nakane graduated from Kyoto Municipal Doha Arts and Crafts High School in 2014, and Kyoto Prefectural Ceramics Technical College in 2016. Nakane then undertook a five year apprenticeship studying under Masahiko Ichino, one of the country’s leading modern ceramicists. His relatively short artistic career has already seen him amass a number of arts and ceramics awards. Maud & Mabel are honoured to present a significant collection of this emerging Japanese artist’s works in London in 2023.