Tetsusai Side Plate Set by Ikai Yūichi
Kyoto native Ikai Yūichi 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.
These striking dishes are done in an ash glaze made from pine and straw with an iron-saturated slip (tetsu-sai) in the center. While in the kiln, the stacked plates were separated with small pieces of sea shell whose marks are still seen on the surface of the glaze. For serving side dishes and desserts.
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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