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    Posted 12 months ago

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    Margaret Brown is a Candelo, N.S.W. potter. Candelo is a town south of Sydney in the Bega Valley on the south east coast of Australia. The technique in this vase is a form of ‘agate-ware’ made popular in Japan and called ‘nerikomi’ or ‘kneading’. It is also called ‘neriage’.

    “In Japan there are a few pieces from the Momoyama period, and Edo period, as well as Mingei and there was an explosion of it from about 1978–1995 due probably to Aida Yusuke's advertising and to Matsui Kousei who refers to his work as neriage.” - Wikipedia.

    For twenty years Margaret Brown’s pottery was domestic. But she enrolled in a Diploma in Visual Arts (Ceramics) at the Australian National University, focusing on porcelain. This little fine porcelain vase comes from the later period. It shows her ability to quickly throw a beautiful form.
    It is signed ‘Marg. B.’
    H : 8 cm

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    1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 12 months ago
      Many thanks FORTAPACHE !!!!
    2. jscott0363 jscott0363, 12 months ago
      Beautiful vase. Very nice photography as well!!
    3. keramikos keramikos, 12 months ago
      vetraio50, So beautiful.

      And thanks for the information about the technique. I have something similar, and will probably post it. But not this morning. Errands call.
    4. Brunswick Brunswick, 12 months ago
      Great imagery with the shadow effect!! Unique for you!!!

    5. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 12 months ago
      Beautiful vase!
    6. Newfld Newfld, 12 months ago
      Gorgeous vase, so stylish
    7. Rulandma Rulandma, 12 months ago
      Truly Amazing piece !!! Never saw one like it~
      Good Job!!!
    8. vetraio50 vetraio50, 12 months ago
      Many thanks guys !!,!,!!

    9. Manikin Manikin, 12 months ago
      Wonderful piece ! Beautiful shape and coloring
    10. vetraio50 vetraio50, 12 months ago
      Many thanks MANIKIN !!!!
    11. SEAN68 SEAN68, 12 months ago
      Fabulous vase!
    12. vetraio50 vetraio50, 12 months ago
      Many thanks SEAN B !,!,!,!
    13. vetraio50 vetraio50, 12 months ago
      Many thanks CATTEANN & OFFICIALFUEL !!,!!!,!!
    14. vetraio50 vetraio50, 12 months ago
      Many thanks TWEEDLEDEE !!!!
    15. dlpetersen, 11 months ago
      Outstanding design, really love it.
    16. vetraio50 vetraio50, 11 months ago
      Many thanks DLPETERSEN for your kind comments !!!!!!!
    17. vetraio50 vetraio50, 11 months ago
      Many thanks JBINGHAM !!.!!.!!.!!.!!
    18. vetraio50 vetraio50, 11 months ago
      Many thanks MIKELV !!.!!!!.!!
    19. vetraio50 vetraio50, 11 months ago
      Many thanks TREY !!.!!.!.!!.!!
    20. CanyonRoad, 11 months ago
      Just in the interest of accuracy, to potters (especially in Japan) there is a distinction between "nerikomi' and "neriage," although the two are often confused.

      "Neri" is the Japanese root word meaning “to mix,” and "age" is a root word meaning to “pull up,” so neriage is mixed clay that is thrown on a potter's wheel, with the reference being to a pot being "pulled up" as it is thrown. This pot was thrown on a wheel, so is technically neriage.

      "Komi" means “to press into,” as in pressing clay slabs into a mold. Nerikomi therefore is used in referring to mixed clay that is used in hand-built pieces, as opposed to being wheel-thrown.

      Technically, both could be considered nerikomi, therefore, until the mixed clay is made into its final form. If it's made on a potter's wheel, it becomes neriage, if not, it's nerikomi.
    21. vetraio50 vetraio50, 11 months ago
      Many thanks CanyonRoad. I will change the heading to Neriage.
    22. renedijkstra, 28 days ago
      the story is correct, but it is more difficult
      Nerikoni is a technique in which small pieces of clay or porcelain with a sludge are glued together to form an artifact
      komi means to press
      this is difficult work They already made it in the Tang dynasty, but it was too labour intensive so it vanished
      during the mingei period (1920-1930) the redneck art was made in the silent periods between the harvests a sort of village community work
      At the end of the 60s the aggressive sales strategy of the Nescafe company ensured that the word Nerikomi was used by a Japanese artist who made coffee cups for Nescafe

      excellent vase by the way
    23. Brunswick Brunswick, 28 days ago
      I remember this vase and I meant to comment 11 months ago that this looks as if it could spin like a Top!!

    24. vetraio50 vetraio50, 28 days ago
      Many thanks THOMAS and to RENEDIJKSTRA too for his information on the NERIKOMI technique.

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