dress-up

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  • vase
  • 2009.12
for 361° ceramic japan

Three flower vases made in collaboration with Ceramic Japan, a firm in Seto, an area in Aichi Prefecture historically known for its ceramics. The three forms make up a family: a heavyset ‘father’, a slim ‘mother’ and a smaller ‘child. Each vase looks like an ordinary vase from one direction. Viewed from the other side, however, each has its own ‘collar’. When we dress, our hair and clothing correspond to each other. These vases play on the similar relationship between the flower and the vase.The vases are unglazed white porcelain, for a clean, clothing-like texture.

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Photographer : Yoneo Kawabe (01-06)
Photographer : Masayuki Hayashi (07)