Ash covers the smooth Seto clay of this Mimitsuki vase by Takeuchi Komei enclosed in the original signed wooden box. The patterns and colors are striking. Here the artist has deviated from the modern by working with a simple, traditional form, and showing his clever hand in the cacophony of color it wears. It is 8-1/2 inches (21.5 cm) tall and is in fine condition.
KOmei was born in Tokoname, one of the “Six Ancient Kilns” in 1948. He apprenticed under Ezaki Issei in 1963, and has since exhibited with and been awarded at the Nihon Dento Kogeiten National Traditional Crafts Exhibition. Also exhibited and awarded at the Nihon Togeiten National Ceramics Exhibit where he took Governors prize, Barolis International Ceramics Exhibition (awarded), Asahi Ceramics Exhibition (awarded) and has spent years researching and supporting local potteries throughout Japan, and helped to create the newer generation of potters through his positions at the Aichi Prefectural Art University and Tokoname Municipal Ceramics Research Facility.