Tetsuya Ozawa

Urn Vase - Large (Black) - "Near & Far" 2023

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Large urn vase by Tetsuya Ozawa, from the exhibition "Near & Far", November 2023 at DEA EAST.

A sinuous exaggeration of the classical urn shape, swelling gracefully from a delicate narrow base to a large diameter near its top, this sublime vase projects serene calm - a vessel of which you will never tire of regarding or brushing with your fingers. 

In his signature "kofuki" glaze in black. 

dimensions
height: 25cm
diameter: 22cm
weight: 1.65kg

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

Ceramic.
Hand made in Japan.
TO-22

 

This is one of several urn vases from this series, in various sizes and in black or white.

See all Tetsuya's work from this exhibition, as well as our complete collection by Tetsuya Ozawa.


Born in 1984, Tetsuya Ozawa lives and works in the ancient ceramic town of Tokoname, Japan. After studying Fine Arts at Nagoya University, he apprenticed under ceramic master, Yoshikawa Masamichi.

In his work, there is a nod to classicism, restraint and refinement, but with the appearance of lightness and a modern fresh brilliance wrought into his surfaces, which is achieved by his special glazing technique. Called "Kofuki", it's a process whereby white soil is dusted over local Tokoname clay forms after firing, and the palette is restricted to the clay colours of the the region - rust, yellow, white & black.

Read more about Tetsuya Ozawa.


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