Ceramics – subdued palette, matt surface
Shio Kusaka Tomita Hiroyuki Rosenthal Art Deco vase, Germany Tones of neutrality Interior designs and decor of the fifties and sixties were furnished with bold, bright, primary colours, lush textures, trippy colour combos, striking patterns and forays into the futuristic, which created styles with a vivid presence that demanded attention. The glossy, high contrast, edgy imagery was incisive, provocative and revolutionary in feel which made it and appropriate fit for the the radical decade of…
Curator Anne Nishimura Morse Explains How an MFA Exhibit Is Created
Go behind the scenes at the MFA with the curator of "Fired Earth, Woven Bamboo" who discusses the process of making a 90-plus-piece art exhibit happen.
Masters of Bamboo: Japanese baskets and sculpture in the Cotsen Collection
Continuous Winds, 2004 By Nakatomi Hajime (b. 1974) Kyushu: born in Osaka, active in Beppu, Oita Prefecture Bamboo (madake) and rattan Selected techniques: thousand line construction, twining, diamond twill base H. 7 1/2 in x Diam. 15 in.
Sunrise Nest Basket
The "Sunrise Nest Basket" is hand woven, using the "coil and stitch" technique. The material is Lecheguilla, the tough internal fibers from the leaves of the Spanish Dagger Agave, in Northern Mexico. The fibers are dyed with fabric dyes. As with all natural fibers, it is best to avoid direct sunlight, to prevent fading.