Akihiro Maeta, Japanese, born 1954
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The deceptively simple appearance of this vase disguises the complex techniques that went into making it. Maeta first formed the piece on a potter’s wheel. Then he created the faceting with his hands and wood spatulas. Finally, he fired it multiple times in the kiln to obtain its creamy color.
The Japanese government designated Maeta a "Living National Treasure" in 2013 for his outstanding skill in making white porcelain wares such as this one.
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