Kato Tsubusa Celadon Asymmetrical Vessel in Seihakuji Glaze
Of irregular shape, with some sharp cut and other stretched edges, standing on 3Three small feet.
The light blue glaze pooling inside the tray.
Size, L 28 w 16 h 12,5 cm.
Enclosed in inscribed and signed storage box ( the lid of the box has water marks).
*****Kato Tsubusa, born in 1962, a well-established ceramic artist from Tajimi City, Gifu Prefecture. After graduation in 1979 he experimented with pottery for a few years but he soon became interested in working with perfectly smooth, white porcelain from New Zeeland and he is now only working with that material.
He started exhibiting his works in 1984 and has participated in many competitions and exhibitions in Japan and abroad. Known for his combination of delicate, almost ethereal, pale, bluish celadon glaze (Seihakuji) on porcelain, his pieces have a singular, dynamic character and highly aesthetic quality to them.
Work by him are in the collection of the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco, Brooklyn Museum, Art Institute of Chicago, V&A London, Aichi Prefectural Ceramic Museum, Tomo Museum in Tokyo, and many more as well as private collection . For more see: Lurie Chang “Fired with Passion, Contemporary Japanese Ceramics” and Christine Shimizu “Toji, Avant-Garde et Tradition de la Ceramique Japonaise”.