Handmade by Kinya & Masako Furukawa in Kasama, Japan
On top of the transparent glaze, the plate is meticulously hand-painted with intricate pattern in red and gold . One-off collectible piece.
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-22cm x h-4cm
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.