Title: Kohiki Sculptural Vase
Artist: Hiroyuki Tomita
Dimensions: w-23cm x h-24cm x d-8cm
Handbuilt sculpture coated by a traditional 'kohiki' technique - that is, brushing white porcelain slip onto the clay body. It therefore reveals layers of colour and special effects mimicking rocks and natural stones. Organic and symbolic shape. Perfect for holding flowers but also looks amazing on its own.
Hiroyuki Tomita creates a wide range of work, from everyday functional wares to large sculptural works. He also makes large-scale decorative tiles for walls of hotels and inns. Traditional ceramic art plays an important role in his making but he also values new perspectives and creativity a lot. This can be seen in his tablewares. They are bold in colour and made to not only serve the food but also decorate the dining tables.