Posted 5 years ago
When I look at this bowl I think it could only be Japanese.
I am not good explaining this but it seems to have a very theatrical presence and for me looks like a prop for Kabuki, or a graphic for a Japanese comic or poster.
The beautifully deep yellow, punctuated by a rich red is eye catching enough, but they had to add more! The back of the bowl has been pressed to make deep angled grooves that give the bowl a fantastic geometric effect. It is also very tactile.
The bowl is not square or even symmetrical - it appears to us lop sided even.
Believe me, that would have been deliberate.
I love this one. So different, so Japanese.
Roughly 22cm square (8.5in)