Haiyūsai Také Bamboo Vase by Ikai Yūichi
Kyoto native Ikai Yūichi has trained under the late Shimizu Uichi (1926-2004) who, in 1985, was awarded the title of Living National Treasure for his outstanding work in ceramic making. And it is from his sensei that Ikai learned the secrets to coaxing subtle hues and fluid effects from the oldest and most rudimentary of all glazes - hai, or ash.
This inspired vase is formed to resemble a section of bamboo, or také in Japanese. It is done in an ash glaze (haiyū-sai) of pine and rice straw which has vitrified into a lovely cascade of emerald streams down the sides. Tall enough to accommodate arrangements with long stemmed flowers, it makes an attractive accessory for any Japanese-inspired interior.
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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