Tetsuya Kowari

Tetsuya Kowari - Large Shigaraki Vase

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This astonishing vase by Japanese artist Tetsuya Kowari is truly a sight to behold. Combining architectural and organic elements in a serpentine display of staggering beauty, this silver faceted vase seems to be in a constant state of motion.

Deep cut facets are liberally glazed, resulting in sparkling rivers that cascade like waterfalls down rocky crevices. Here Kowari has successfully emulated the majesty of epic misty mountain ranges, the minerals of which are used in creating his luminous glazes.

The impact of this work is similar to that of Sumi-e ink paintings, a spontaneous and expressive impression that captures the undiluted essence of our natural world. 

height: 26cm 
width: 14cm
length: 19cm

Nb. this is a hand made piece so measurements are approximate.

Shigaraki ware.
Made in Japan.

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Tetsuya Kowari produces extraordinary vessels that seem almost too sculptural to use but are in fact are all highly functional. These are pieces designed for daily use, or simply for daily contemplation of their incredible aesthetic.

Kowari creates his pieces in a wood fired anagama kiln in Fujinomiya, Shizuoka Prefecture, and the DEA Store is the official stockist of Tetsuya Kowari work in Australia.

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