Small Square Plates by Giran Sagawa
Ibaraki based ceramicist Giran Sagawa specialises in geometric slipware.
These square plates are small canvases for his hand drawn pattern work.
Showing some of the influence of British ceramic styles on Japanese ones down the years, Sagawa takes the application of slip (a thick clay slurry for decoration) to ceramics in a more contemporary direction.
Hinting sometimes at graffiti in his pattern work, the potter has also carved an interlocking design on the base of each piece.
Available in several glaze shades, each piece is handmade, and therefore unique in its variations.
The squares are 13cm x 13cm with a diagonal width for 15.cm. They are 2cm high.