Textured Porcelain Vase, Lace
$ 60.00 USD– Sold Out
These remarkably thin vases and vessels are a modern representation of traditional Arita ware porcelain. To achieve their unique texture, skilled artisans imprint fabric (in this case lace) onto the exterior, giving each vessel a familiar feeling and softened aesthetic. Despite their thin walls and extremely light construction, these vessels are strong and can be handled with confidence.
About Arita Ware
The town of Arita in Saga Prefecture has a long and storied history of porcelain artistry. It is believed that the practice dates back to the early 16th century and that Japan's first white, hard-paste ceramics were made there. The spiritual traditions and local pride involved in the production of Arita ware have ensured its survival as an art form through the generations, and authentic pieces are still in high demand today.
Small: 1.7" D x 3.75" H
Medium: 2.35" D x 4.75" H
Large: 3.75" D x 5.9" H
Care: Wash regularly with warm water and mild detergent, then dry thoroughly. A small amount of bleach can be used for stubborn stains. Note that the porcelain may crack if subjected to rapid heating or cooling.
Tanaka Wall Vase - Long
$ 142.00 USD– Sold Out
Sometimes the most beautiful works of art are the simplest. Handmade by Keiichi Tanaka, this rectangular, bridge-like vase holds just a few sprigs of flowers. Set it up on the wall and watch while the afternoon sun casts a shadow of its legs over the wall.
About Keiichi Tanaka
Keiichi Tanaka’s work spans from a lifelong fascination with the beauty of functional objects. Inspired by the visual poetry of agricultural tools and instruments, Takana creates softly textured glazes and unexpected shapes for otherwise common-use objects. His rustic, contemporary pieces clash with archaic shapes to invoke an atmosphere of "time accumulation": hazy, textured objects that could be remnants of a long-ago past or a not-so-distant future. Tanaka has exhibited widely throughout Japan and Europe, and currently lives in Saitama, Japan.
Dimensions: Length: 6” Width: 1”