tangerine ware for new year
Reduction-fired porcelain cups, bowls and tangerines.
Slip cast and tile work.
tangerine ware for new year is a collection of slip-cast and tile pieces that reflects on the significance of the holiday in Japanese and local Hawaii culture. Tangerines are displayed in homes and cars, along with mochi and evergreen branches, to bring good luck in the new year. This celebratory emblem is here calcified in porcelain, and displayed with sake cups and bowls, in a futile attempt to indefinitely preserve the effectiveness of such displays. Good health, long life, and prosperity.