Hiroyuki Wakimoto is a well-known, modern potter from Bizen, Japan's oldest pottery center. Unlike most Bizen artists who are born into potters' families, Wakimoto came from the island of Tsushima to Bizen at the age of thirty, where he apprenticed for nine years. He opened a kiln to practice his unique style of pottery in 1990.
This Bizen incense burner by Hiroyuki Wakimoto easily turns into a vase when you take off one or both of the top pieces. Contrasting colors are achieved by placing composite pieces in different parts of the kiln during firing. Wakimoto is also well known in Japan for his “kurinuki” technique, in which he “digs out” clay to shape his pieces, as opposed to throwing them on the wheel. Comes in a signed box. Incense burner included.
Size: 21 cm h x 11 w x 9 d / 8.3 cm h x 4.3 w x 3.5 d
Weight: 2.4 kg / 5 lb 5.6 oz