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Kenta Anzai Vase


Handmade in England. 

Kenta's elegant porcelain vase is hand thrown using mixed clay and a urushi glaze (natural Japanese lacquer). Each piece is polished up to 8 times using the finest grade sandpaper. Thus producing a soft caressible surface which shows subtle reflections of light similar to eggshell.

Dimensions: w-6cm x h-16.5cm
                      

 

As all products are handmade sizes and colour may vary slightly.

 

Kenta Anzai belongs to a highly distinguished line of ceramic artists in Japan. He studied ceramics at the Traditional Art School of Kyoto, first becoming an assistant to the ceramicist Daniel Smith in London before being apprenticed to the renowned master potter Taizo Kuroda, learning from his distinctive pure white porcelain. Kuroda was himself an apprentice to Tatsuzo Shimaoka, a “living national treasure” in Japan and a pupil of Shoji Hamada, who had begun the dialogue between Eastern and Western studio ceramics through his meeting with Bernard Leach. It is a truly impressive lineage.

 


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