Iruma Ichirinzasi Vase
Ichirinzasi: a vase for a single stem in Japanese. This piece could also be used as ‘tokkhuri’: a sake or water jug.
Fiery seaweed markings cut through a deep river glaze, crafted for us by Japanese ceramicist Isao Kimura of the Rising Kiln. Based in a mountain pottery overlooking the forests of Saitama, Isao’s work is inspired by the earth and sea, volcanoes, fire and sky. Iruma is the river which runs through the mountain.
Veteran potter Isao is renowned for his innovative glazes, working in the Oribe style and embracing eccentricity. Organic shapes and unusual piercing of the glaze and characterise the work. Individually handcrafted, each piece is absolutely one-of-a-kind.
Measures approx. 22cm high.