Tsujimura Shirō – Natural Ash Glazed Flower Vase

Tsujimura Shirō, born 1947 in Gosei, Nara prefecture, is one of the most innovative and all-round talents in Japanese pottery scene. Since the late 70’s his works are exhibited in countless solo- and group shows and became part of numerous international collections. Exceptional is, that he not only works in many different traditional pottery styles like Shigaraki-Stil, Iga, Shino, Kohiki, Ido, Kuro-Oribe, Setoguro, but presents with his unrivaled grasp for glazes and shapes outstanding results in all of them. The example shown above is a flower vase made of sandy clay with natural ash glaze (shizenyû 自然釉), partly melted to clear, emerald green “dragonfly eyes” (tonbo no me 蜻蛉の目). It is available at http://www.galeriekommoss.com

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