Saturday, 3 July 2010
POT OF THE MONTH
JAMES HAKE NUKA BOWL
The work of James Hake is new to this gallery. His stoneware vessels are clearly rooted in tradition but with a strong contemporary feel.
This large bowl is beautifully decorated with a nuka glaze and two tenmoku stripes – simple but boldly effective. The scale is right too. It may need just the right setting but it will enhance any space.
The Curator’s Choice is about quality and technical excellence – however pots engage at so many different levels. This substantial bowl is aesthetically satisfying and to hold it is to experience the energy of this talented young potter. I am sure that there will be few who do not recognise the qualities of this impressive piece.