Friday, January 12, 2018


A few weeks back I had the chance to handle a nice Oribe hachi by the late Kato Yasukage XIV and just recently built a short slideshow video of the piece. The hachi is high lighted by a rather dramatic combed texture with varying qualities and colors of his Oribe glaze from light, almost pale amber to green to rich dark greens and areas of swirling copper blue and iridescence. Kato Yasukage's use of form, texture and his glaze application creates a unique look which helps single him out as the maker and the presence is undeniable as one views or uses this animated and functional pot.

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