Raku Vase

Description
Raku vessels were originally intended for tea ceremonies which combined Buddhist ideals with the everyday, in this case with the procedures of making and serving tea.

This porcelain vase, made by Devon Ceramicist Bruce Chivers, is called ‘Japanese Handle’. It is an abstracted form based on ‘Ikebana’ or flower arranging. One flower would grace the rim and taller stems would be supported by the handle. This handle is also a reflection of the Japanese gateway form which is seen at temples and shrines in Japan.
Raku has been adopted by western potters as a firing method which allows exciting unpredictable surface effects to arise.
Accession Loan No.
31/2017
Simple Name
Vase
Full Name
Raku Vase
Common Name
Raku Vase
Production Person Surname
Chivers
Production Person Initials
Bruce
Production Country
United Kingdom: England
Material
Cornish Porcelain ; transparent crackle glaze
Period Classification
Modern (1945-)
Collection Class
Studio ceramics
Production Parish
Dunsford
Production Town
Exeter
Production County
Devon
Production Area Region
Northern Europe
Production Continent
Europe
Production Date
2015
Inscription / Transcription
BC (Bruce Chivers’ maker’s mark)
Family Group

Dimensions
vase plus handle height 200 mm; vase height 150 mm; handle width 135 mm; vase at top rim diameter 90 mm; vase at base diameter 50 mm
Created At
2017-10-02 17:18:19
Updated At
2020-01-28 11:42:59

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