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Suzuki Gorō

Suzuki Gorō
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Born 1941, Toyota City, Aichi, Japan

SUZUKI GORŌ has revitalized the aesthetics of classical Oribe ware with his unrivalled inventiveness. His most groundbreaking technique, called yobitsugi (patchwork), demonstrates his playful nature. In this process, Suzuki first cuts a completed and fired vessel into several pieces, where each part is differently glazed and fired at the appropriate temperature. Then, he assembles these fired pieces using lacquer to glue them into the final shape. This technique enables him to produce pieces larger than his kiln might otherwise accommodate. His aesthetics are traditional yet playful, classical yet avant-garde. Through his endless creativity, Suzuki makes each of his vessels different and unique.  

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Selected Public Collections:

Cancer Research Center, Seto, Japan
Hetsens Museum, Dusseldorf, Germany
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA
Marer Collection, Claremont, CA
Meito Art Museum, Nagakute, Japan
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Minneapolis Institute of Art, MN
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
Nishin Culture Center, Toyota, Japan
Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA
Seto-Aichi Doctor Association Center, Japan
Seto-city Culture Center, Japan
Toyota City, Japan

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