Shigaraki Flower Vase / Katsunori Sawa

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Ceramic artist Katsunori Sawa is dedicated to clay and his works are often striking and expressive. This flower vase unveils the power of clay and fire that is unique to Shigaraki ware. It is characterized by its unglazed “yakishime” style and rough texture of clay. No one piece is the same as the other, as the way it is shaped and fired results in a wide variety of works. One may notice the translucent blue-green color of the natural glaze, which was formed by the melting ash that falls in the kiln. It then becomes glassy and the rapid cooling process contributes to the beautiful shades of color that sparkle.

  • Area: Shigaraki, Shiga Prefecture
  • Material: Ceramic
  • Size: φ120 (longest rim diameter) x H220mm
  • This product comes with its original wooden box.
  • Only available in Singapore.

Artist: Katsunori Sawa

A ceramic artist based in Shigaraki, Shiga Prefecture. Having studied under renown potter Mr. Goro Suzuki, Mr. Sawa creates works in the style of Oribe and Shigaraki among others using a wood-fired kiln. His works are both powerful and expressive and are always interesting.

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Shigaraki ware

A style of ceramics produced in Shigaraki, Shiga Prefecture. Fired at high temperatures without glaze, it is characterized by a tactile landscape resulting from its coarse base material and natural ash glaze. One of the six ancient kilns in Japan.

Instructions for use

To use this product safely and comfortably, please follow the instructions below:

    • Wash before first use with water or warm water.
    • Do not use in dishwasher or microwave.
    • Do not use in oven or on open fire.
    • Clean the product with non-abrasive, soft scouring pad.
    • As these are handmade products, each piece will look slightly different.
    • For your own safety, do not use any item that is chipped or cracked.

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