Golden Raven

Megan Adams, 2019              

Ceramic sculptural vase 

Size: W7.5 x H12 x D8.5

Megan’s collection of Netsuke jars is inspired by Japanese customs of the 16th and 17th centuries. Traditional Japanese kimonos had no pockets and men who wore them needed a place to store personal belongings. They would tie a pouch or small box around the kimono’s sash by means of a cord which was secured with a button like toggle called a netsuke. Over time these evolved from a strictly utilitarian form into objects of conspicuous consumption with varied themes such as nature, mythical tales, and historical figurative depictions. Megan envisions her netsuke jars as a place to store precious items watched over by these small animal sculptures.

 

Other works by Megan Adams:

Pelican Blue Ceramic Netsuke Jar   Pelican Pink Ceramic Netsuke Jar   Mighty Moose ceramics by Megan AdamsPrancing Pony ceramics by Megan Adams

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Artist Megan AdamsArtist: Megan Adams

Megan Adams hails from Wyoming, USA and has been a long-time resident of London, UK. During her previous career in film production, she got acquainted with ceramics via evening classes and went on to complete a ceramics degree. While studying, she was encouraged to enter the V&A’s ‘Inspired By’ competition and has since exhibited twice at the V&A museum. She was also selected as a licentiate with the Society of Designer Craftsman culminating in a show at the Chelsea College of Art.

Most of Megan’s work draws upon historical and mythological iconographies, re-interpreting the allegories behind famous tales, and representing them in sculptural form. She explores humankind’s relationships with those who share our world and warns against taking these relationships for granted.

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