Blackened ash “goma” clings to the richly burnt sides of this faceted double gourd vase by Tanimoto Yo signed on the base and accompanied by an old exhibition label within titled O-tsubo. It is 17 inches (43 cm) tall and in fine condition, dating circa 2000. Due to size the cost of shipping will be accrued separately.
Born in 1958 the son of Iga potter Tanimoto Kosei, Yo was raised among the kilns and has always had his hands in clay. He first began exhibiting in 1982, and in 1984 moved to Europe where he studied oil painting and sculpture (in Spain), and set up a pottery studio outside Paris. After returning to Japan he set up his own studio in 1988, working both in Japan and and Spain. Since his works have been exhibited widely, both domestically and abroad in New York, London, Barcelona and Paris.