8 × 5.2 × 2.6cm
This piece was one of the works exhibited in the solo show “Earth collection 2020” held at GALLERY crossing in 2020. It was fired by pouring mud into a hollow made by pressing a stone against the ground and directly burning firewood on top of it. The soil used for the piece was collected by the artist himself in the Izu area where he lives.
“The Earth Collection 2020” by Takayuki Watanabe, a ceramic artist who lives and works in the mountains of Izu, Shizuoka Prefecture, is named “Kakera,” “Nohara,” and “Kubomi,” all of which are created by collecting and reconstructing parts of the earth.