Friday, February 27, 2015


Using a group of photos that I had taken a while back, I assembled this slideshow video of a classic and well fired Oni-Shino hanging vase by Tsukigata Nahiko. There is a wide variety of surface elements to be seen on this piece from a rich interplay of iron and Shino to the effects created from the natural ash that has painted the surface of the vase.  The gourd form is highlighted by a strong form, visible throwing marks and two carved areas on the front of the pot, top and bottom. I have written about this vase in two previous blog posts regarding Tsukigata and hope the third time is the charm.

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