Hand thrown in stoneware which has its natural soft color and roughness from the earth, Yoko glazes these pieces with glaze made of yellow box ash (eucalyptus) from from her own fireplace which gives the works a soft, warm tone.
These tea bowls have powerful yet poetic, balanced silhouette, and beautifully intricate crackle glaze.
Dimensions: H-10 cm x W-7cm
As all products are handmade, sizes and colour may vary slightly.
Japan-born Melbourne based ceramist Yoko Ozawa has been working with clay over for 15 years. Her work is informed by a lifelong interest in the Japanese notion of Yohaku (blank space), which is under her influence of the past study of Japanese painting.
Her vessels sit quietly in place, whilst at the same time engaging with and altering the space around them. She brings an awareness of natural phenomena to her work; seasonal transitions, temperature, light and shadow, attraction, and force imbue the atmosphere she creates. The reciprocal relation between her simplicity forms and these elements serves to convey both depth and stillness.