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Tanaka Eiko Hand Turned and Lacquered Wooden Bowl
Please refer to our stock # 1496 when inquiring.
A sumptuous wood grain bowl by Tanaka Eiko covered outside in thin black lacquer, the inside clear to best present the exquisite grains of the wood. Her tree of choice is the Horse Chestnut (Jap. Tocchi), which has unparalleled grain patterns, here visible through the black outside as a soft glow about the center of the bowl. Inside black lines like an abstract ink painting decorating the straight grains. She brings the rim up to an extremely thin edge, abrupt, both delicate and challenging. The bowl is 12.5 cm (5 inches) diameter and in excellent condition. It is signed on the base and comes in her red paper box with shiori card.
Tanaka Eiko was born in Aichi Prefecture in 1983, and graduated the Aichi Prefectural University of Education lacquer department in 2005. The following year her work was first presented at the Takaoka Craft Competition, the following year entered into the salon of Nakashima Torao, and had her work presented at the Ishikawa Dento Kogeiten Traditional Crafts Exhibition. She graduated the Ishikawa Prefectural Wood turning technology training center in 2010, establishing her own studio in 2012. Since her work has been exhibited around Japan, New York, Indonesia, Taiwan, Germany, Holland, Singapore and Thailand. She says: “The Japanese horse chestnut is a tree with great individuality. To bring out the personality of each tree I must confront it sincerely and draw out its strength by using red and black, the colors I love”.
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