Handmade by Kinya & Masako Furukawa in Kasama, Japan
Handthrown vase in stoneware. The clay body is first coated with a layer of white slip, and then glazed with transparent glaze. Intricate patterns are hand-painted in red and gold on top of the glossy transparent glaze. Three firings were done in total. The real gold is a luxurious and eye-catching feature that will complement any occasion.
The colours red and gold are believed to be associated with good luck and prosperity when it comes to Lunar New Year celebrations.
Dimensions: w-10cm h-13cm
Kinya (born 1965) and Masako (born 1969) Furukawa are a husband and wife team who work together to make beautifully balanced and elegantly decorated pieces. Having studied under a number of famous potters, including Zenzo Hatano from the Hagi region, Kinya Furukawa throws and fires his own pieces reflecting the simple traditional style of the Hagi masters.
Masako Furukawa graduated from Musashino Art University in Tokyo and uses her illustration skills to beautifully decorate her husband's work. Her designs are based on traditional Japanese patterns, but she adds a splash of modernity to them creating elegant artwork that has a Western flavour.