Seiji Kōsai Celadon Tsubo Jar by Ikai Yūichi
Ikai Yūichi has trained under designated Living National Treasure Shimizu Uichi (1926-2004), an artist renowned for his unhindered exploration into several ceramic disciplines, including iron and ash glazes like tenmoku and celadon. With such an inspirational pioneer to serve as his sensei, it was only natural that Ikai would venture into these areas himself some day.
Among the ash glazes in Ikai Yūichi's glazing repertory, celadon is one where he has firmly established his name. Called seiji in Japanese, the glaze is denoted by a network of fine cracks (kanyū) which forms beneath the glassy surface of the glaze while cooling in the kiln. In order for these details to develop sufficiently, precise forming and uniform glazing are essential.
This striking celadon tsubo jar serves as a testament to Ikai's mastery over the celadon technique. A mosaic of glassy petals floats upon a powdery blue sea accented by copper red (kōsai) applications. It makes an attractive accessory 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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