On View In:
Gallery 226
Artist:   Masahiro Maeda  
Title:   Untitled  
Date:   2009  
Medium:   Glazed stoneware  
Dimensions:   10 1/2 x 9 x 8 1/2 in. (26.67 x 22.86 x 21.59 cm)  
Credit Line:   Purchased with funds donated in memory of Alfred E. Studzinski  
Location:   Gallery 226  

Using traditional materials and techniques, Maeda produces functional ceramics with a distinctly contemporary style. Rather than carefully painted floral motifs, as was historically typical among Kyoto potters, Maeda embellishes his surfaces with geometric shapes that often accentuate the architecture of the overall form. And while he employs bright glazes, he usually tempers their brilliance by subtly texturing his surfaces.

Name:   Maeda, Masahiro  
Nationality:   Japanese  
Life Dates:   Japanese, born 1948  

Object Description  
Inscriptions:   Inscription and Sticker on bottom, in red: untranslated character on bottom, on sticker: [6362]  
Classification:   Ceramics  
Physical Description:   cylindrical shape with slight facets forming rounded hexagonal body; horizontal facets at center; red, black and grey glaze with gridded black and red triangles on exterior, subtle red triangles at interior and grey triangles at top rim and bottom around foot ring  
Creation Place:   Asia, Japan, , ,  
Accession #:   2010.61.2  
Owner:   The Minneapolis Institute of Arts