Chikako Ueda

Covered box of hammer worked brass. “Moonlit night shore. Roughscale sole”

  • Metalwork
  • Presented in 2023
  • H 7.0 / ø 20.0 cm
  • Sold Out

Flounders that are not so big can be seen in the sand of shallow water. As a child, I used to go to the beach with my swim ring and looked into the water with my swimming goggles to look for flounders hiding in the sand.
I was looking at an illustrated book of deep-sea creatures that my daughter gave me, and I found the Roughscale Flounder. I thought that its bumpy skin and the way it was lying in the sand would be perfect to express with brass patina and finishing techniques.
The main structure is simple, but I tried to make the core with silver to exactly fit inside.
I used a chisel from the inner side of the lid to make bumps and dips on the surface.

Category Metalwork
Year Presented 2023
Dimensions H 7.0 / ø 20.0 cm
Exhibition The 70th Japan Traditional Kōgei Exhibition
Awards Japan Kōgei Association New Artist Award