Yōhen Haikaburi Vase by Wada Tōzan
This vase by Wada Tōzan is wood fired at Ōizumi-gama in the haikaburi (lit. "ash covered") technique. It was placed around the ash pit of the kiln and, at a temperature of 1,250°C (2,300°F), blasted with successive waves of red pine and cedar embers, each one adding another layer of texture and color. The fired side of the vase is a textured collage of ocher speckles and embers now frozen in time. The rear, in contrast, retains the soft quality of the ash slip.
What arose from the ashes is a piece imbued with both the raw, unrefined dynamics of kiln dynamics and the quiet austerity of the Zen aesthetic. It is ideal for ikebana arrangements with long stemmed flowers.
A wooden presentation box will be custom made to order and signed by the artist. Delivery time for this item is 2 weeks.
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