White Petal Object
About the Petal Object
The first petal object works were created in 2020, and since then the Petal Object has become one of Motoko Saigo's most iconic and representative works.
It was during confinement that Motoko wanted to return to pottery made entirely by hand and freed from the famous potter's wheel. She found it interesting and nostalgic to feel the texture in her hands and between her fingers as she grabbed a handful of clay and worked with it. She managed to bring a ball of clay to life when she created an object reminiscent of a set of petals. The petals, which were taut during their formation, come to life during the drying process.
All the pieces are handmade, they are unique pieces and the subtle nuances of this work are fascinating.
Made in France by Motoko SAIGO
D.13cm H.9.2 cm
Motoko studied design in Japan.
Upon her arrival in France she started pottery in the workshop of the Japanese artist Yoshimi FUTAMURA.
She then continued her freelance work in her small studio under the roofs of Paris.
Shaped both by wheel and by hand, all of her pieces are unique. She plays on proportions and textures with glazes that she makes herself.
His goal is to make pieces that bring aesthetic pleasure to enrich an interior decoration, but also objects that, although surprisingly light in the hand, are also designed for everyday use.