Hand thrown and wood fired at high temperature in the artist's family-owned Nobori-gama (climbing kiln).
Made in Japan by a sought-after studio potter.
A heavy pile of ash from logs fell on the vase and made a natural glaze. Fired at 1250 -1280C. The random pattern gave a unique graphic character - Japanese people call it Keshiki (Scene) - to this volcanic vase.
Fukumura's functional and decorative pieces are very much sought after among Japanese collectors with keen eyes.
Quantity: unique piece
Diameter (body) 13cm / 5"25
Height 16cm / 6"25
ash glazed vase
About the Maker
Fukumura Ryuta is an up-and-coming ceramic artist based in Kyushu, southern Japan. As the second generation ceramicist from Nichigetsu Gama, a family owned studio/gallery, he draws from the area's rich heritage as well as creating his own style with a contemporary edge.
Fukumura crafts functional porcelain ware with rustic textures, often referred to as wabi-sabi as a distinctive element in Japanese philosophy. Fukumura is a keen practitioner of tea ceremony and flower arrangement, which are closely linked to the Japanese mainstream ceramic tradition. A recent throwing residence in New York had a large influence on him and is well reflected in his series of pieces with metalic overglaze.
Soon after completing a ceramic art course at Kyushu Zoukei Junior College, Fukumura began throwing full time at Nichigetsu Gama. He grew up and lives in Ukiha city, where he digs local soil, mixes clay, throws and fires pots in his own log-burning climbing kiln (Nobori gama) .
Handle with care. This item is not dishwasher safe. Not microwave safe.