Sensa Kuroi

Five-colored Ash Glaze Inlaid Flower Vase

  • Ceramics
  • Presented in 2022
  • H 23.5 / ø 20.5 cm
  • $3,180

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A wide-mouth flower vase.
I formed clay from Mushiake (Okayama) which frequently becomes a beautiful scarlet color when baked on a potter's wheel. I carved the surface around the middle of the vase and inlayed 5 different strips of clay that come out in different color shades of scarlet.
Above and below the inlays, I lightly applied white ash glaze, and around the rim towards the inside of the mouth, I applied ash glaze from Mushiake.
The scarlet colors like flames, the modern design of the inlayed parts and the soft colors of Mushiake glaze are very eye-catching. It is not too big and can be enjoyed not only as a vase, but also as an interior decoration.

Category Ceramics
Year Presented 2022
Dimensions H 23.5 / ø 20.5 cm
Materials Potter's clay
Notes Comes with box

Sensa Kuroi

photo Sensa Kuroi

Making pieces with quiet, rustic and simple colors using ash glaze which is a characteristic of Mushiake ware. My speciality is making inlaid pieces by shaving the surface of the base and inlaying clay of another color to create a gradation. I make various pieces from small tea utensils to large vessels.