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At nearly a foot tall and in perpetual motion, this modern spiral vase was made by the late kato Yasukage XIV circa 2008. Tall and imposing the spiraled surface is glazed in a rich Shino glaze that shows off a wide array of textures and color variations from pure white, blushed pink hues and rich iron red circling the base of the pot. The textured flutes draw one in and around the pot and create a vivid canvas for this creative master gone way to early.
Kato Yasukage XIV was from a long line of potters and was on a meteoric rise when fate intervened. Well exhibited in japan and abroad, his work is included in a number of publications and private and public collections where he is best known for his more sculptural approach to both Shino and Oribe styles. This pot is in original condition in its signed box with stamped cloth and measures 11.25" x 5.5".
I have posted a slideshow video of this pot over at my blog; albedo3studio (dot) BlogSpot (dot) com or by searching for kato yasukage over on Youtube.