On View In:
Gallery 226
Artist:   Ogata Kamio_  
Title:   "Dizzying Brilliance" Plate  
Date:   c. 2003  
Medium:   Glazed porcelain  
Dimensions:   1 3/16 x 14 x 11 9/16 in. (3.02 x 35.56 x 29.37 cm)  
Credit Line:   The Louis W. Hill, Jr. Fund  
Location:   Gallery 226  

Chinese potters wedged together different colors of clay to create ceramics with interesting color variations. Known as neriage or nerikomi in Japanese, this technique has been revived by Japanese contemporary potters. Self-taught potter Ogata Kamio_ lives in Shinshinotsu Village on Japan's northernmost island, Hokkaido_. His contribution to the neriage technique is to combine shades of clay in such a way as to create the visual perception of movement.

Name:   Kamio_, Ogata  
Life Dates:   born 1949  

Object Description  
Inscriptions:   Inscription on bottom in one corner, incised: illegible inscription  
Classification:   Ceramics  
Physical Description:   irregular, four-sided shape; edges very slightly turned upward; decorated overall with checkerboard of basket-weave design in light and dark grey  
Creation Place:   Asia, Japan, , ,  
Accession #:   2004.81.1  
Owner:   The Minneapolis Institute of Arts