Haiyū Ash Glazed Tsubo Jar 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 tsubo jar is done in a glaze made from rice straw and cedar ash. It came from the kiln enrobed in a soothing, organic tone and a number of fluid effects. A resplendent example of Ikai Yūichi's mastery over haiyū ash glazes.
The piece is large enough to accommodate grand flower arrangements with long-stemmed flowers or branches. It commands equal attention all on its own and makes the ideal centerpiece for any Japanese-influenced interior or modern décor.
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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