Hakuyūsai Ash Glazed 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 wintry vase by Ikai Yūichi is lusciously glazed in rice straw ash over an iron-rich slip. While cooling in the kiln, gravity guides the glaze downward, forming cascades strikingly similar to those of a waterfall frozen in time. For medium-sized arrangements with long-stemmed flowers, it makes the ideal centerpiece for any 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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