Haiyūsai Ash Glazed Saké Cup by Ikai Yūichi
Ikai Yūichi's approach to pottery making is to intervene as little as possible between nature and the work itself. Any sort of mechanization to his craft is minimized in every step of the creative process: ash glazes (haiyū) are additive free, clays are grainy and unprocessed, and forming tools are often just his bare hands or the end of a tree branch. Imperfection and asymmetry are emphasized over mechanical precision or any contrived embellishments. As a result, each piece is imbued with an organic quality which resonates with Zen aestheticism.
This ash glazed (haiyū) saké cup is just such a piece.
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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