Golden Fields of Rice

RAMM’s £17,000 lacquerware bowl to go on display at talk on the museum’s collection

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Golden Fields of Rice by Mutsumi Suzuki and other items from RAMM’s lacquerware collection will be displayed at a talk on Japanese lacquerware at St Nicholas Priory on Wednesday, December 8.

Golden Fields of Rice is an intricately crafted modern lacquered container with gold motifs. RAMM won the exquisite £17,000 bowl in May 2010 at COLLECT, the Crafts Council’s international art fair.

The lacquerware display will complement a lunchtime talk by Dr Monika Bincsik from the Art Research Centre at Kyoto’s Ritsumeikan University.

Dr Bincsik is one of the foremost authorities on Japanese lacquerware. Her talk will trace the history of Kyoto lacquers from the Edo period (1615 to 1868) through to contemporary masters. She will focus on the art of Mutsumi Suzuki (1942-2009) who created innovative lacquerwork inspired by the traditions of Kyoto, always one of the most important centres of lacquer production.

Entitled Lacquerwork from the Ancient Capital of Japan, Dr Bincsik’s talk starts at 1pm. £3 tickets are available from Exeter Visitor Information and Tickets, Dix’s Field, Princesshay, Exeter EX1 1GF. Tel: 01392 665885.