Arata Nagano

Uba-guchi gama

  • Metalwork
  • Presented in 2014
  • H 16.0 / ø 26.0 cm
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"This piece was created with the fusion of the traditional uba-guchi shape and a geometric pattern in mind.

It has a cut-away band all around the shoulder, on which a heart and diamond pattern has been created in a technique called fukihada. In addition, the lugs were designed in ring shape to reduce the area of their contact with the pot and thus impart a sense of tension to the work.

*Fukihada is a technique for creating a pattern, in which portions of the pattern are masked and sand is blown at the piece while the mold is wet, so that the masked parts stand out."

Category Metalwork
Year Presented 2014
Dimensions H 16.0 / ø 26.0 cm
Exhibition The 44 th Metalwork Traditional Kōgei Exhibition

Arata Nagano

photo Arata Nagano

I use wazuku, which is Japanese iron from ancient times, and produce teakettles. By applying traditional technology such as horobiki*, the loam mold casting process or iron smelted in a furnace, I aim at the creation of works incorporating modern concepts. *A technique to make a mold by putting a mix of kneaded river sand and clay wash into a molding box, and pulling it around a wooden pattern.