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Photo: Elizabeth Mann


ca. 2009

Yukiya Izumita

Japanese, born 1966

A mostly self-taught potter, Izumita seeks inspiration in nature and the environment he lives in. He uses clay from the local region. The unique texture of this work is a result of mixing sand and stone with clay.
4 3/4 × 6 1/4 × 5 1/2 in. (12.1 × 15.9 × 14cm)
Gift of Gordon Brodfuehrer in honor of William Calderhead and Hiro Kawasaki
Provenance: The artist; [Touching Stone Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico]; purchased by Gordon Brodfuehrer, San Diego, California, 2009
Photo: Elizabeth Mann
Not currently on view


Exhibition HistorySanta Fe, New Mexico, Touching Stone Gallery, Yukiya Izumita: Ceramic Forms Unbound, May 2009.

Seattle, Washington, Seattle Art Museum, Exceptionally Ordinary: Mingei 1920–2020, Dec. 14, 2019 - Nov. 8, 2020.

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