Shino Kōjiguchi Vase by Sawada Hiroyuki
For over 35 years, Sawada Hiroyuki has specialized in the production of ceramic ware made especially for tea ceremony. An avid practitioner himself, he finds particular inspiration in works from the 16th century - a time when chanoyu (tea ceremony) was reaching the apex of its development. As a result, his own clay creations are deeply grounded in the history of Japan's tea culture and resonate with Zen aesthetics.
This elegant vase is done in shino - a simple glaze made from ground feldspar and water. Successive applications of the glaze give the piece a multi-layered quality with different degrees of warmth from the clay body underneath. The garlic clove mouth (kōjiguchi) is a design element found on Chinese bronze ware vases from the Han era.
Intended for the display of one, solitary flower.
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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