HJ147 A flower vase by Hamada Shoji.
Hamada’s work was often direct and what one might describe as ‘elemental’. This imposing jar has an Irabo glaze. Irabo is an ash glaze with a surfeit of ash resulting in the ‘stringing’ effect….rivulets of glaze that provide a kind of kinetic decoration. The jar has been fired on sea shells because Hamada knew that the glaze was prone to run and he wanted to lift the pot off the kiln shelf. Although 9 inches tall this is a significant and imposing piece.
9 inches tall.
Signed and sealed box by Shinsaku Hamada.
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