Akiko Hirai: Dobin Black
Nagae Shigekazu: Forms in succession #8
Nishikata Ryota, Yozutsumi (Nightfall) (via Collect 2010: May 14-17, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK: Toku Art -Contemporary Japanese Ceramics & Applied Arts)
I saw this piece at Collect in May and it’s beautiful, definitely worth clicking through to see at high resolution. This bowl is made of copper and the inside is gilded with silver. The outside has this beautiful bluey indigo patina where Nishikata has accentuated the texture on the copper by applying liver of sulphur then rubbing it back, then boiled in a solution to create the beautiful blue colour (via).