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Three Rosebud bowls 2002

Mizhuo Koizumi (born 1972, Saitama, Japan)

Three Rosebud bowls
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Mizuho Koizumi studied at London Guildhall and the Royal College of Art and also trained with a number of makers, including the jeweller, Mah Rana. She has received a number of awards and bursaries. She makes tableware and specialises in unusual sculptural vases and bowls which seek to recreate the intrinsic beauty of nature and plant life without compromising functionality. Many of her pieces are only complete when fresh flowers, such as lavender, or grasses are incorporated, achieving a seamless fusion between metal and the natural world. She works with silver and non-precious metals such as steel, brass and copper. Koizumi is also concerned that the work is comfortable in the domestic setting, being both sculptural and decorative as well as practical and functional. Three silver nesting bowls - which sitting together give the appearance of a rosebud unfolding - were acquired for the collections. Each piece can also be used individually

Acquisition Details

Acquired from The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh, 2006
Purchased with funds from the National Collecting Scheme for Scotland which was originated and operated 2003-2006 by the Contemporary Art Society and supported by the National Lottery through the Scottish Arts Council.
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