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Masterpiece Flat Vessel by Furutani Hirofumi

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A striking form covered coated in glistening green glass and gnarly clusterd of black ash by Furutani Hirofume enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Shigaraki Shizen-yu Hen Hanaire. This is an absolute classic vessel by the artist. It is 31 x 10.5 x 34 cm (12 x 4 x 13-1/2 inches) and in excellent condition, directly from the artist.
Furutani Hirofumi (b. 1948) is the real deal, a Shigaraki potter trained under his father, recipient of tradition and knowledge who does not say much. After graduating school, he went to work in a large production kiln where he studied firing technique and clay preparation. He then returned to the family studio where he headed up the preparation and firing, while, taking a second position in that respectful Japanese way to his long-lived father, who strictly tortured clay, relying on his son to do all the “real work.” The Japanese title for such a person is: Ennoshita no chikara mochi (The true strength hidden under the eaves). A decade after the passing of Churoku, every day you will find him in search of the natural phenomena born from the dialog between soil and flame and the elements. He oversees kneading and preparing the clay, as well as the kiln work, stacking and preparations for firing, creating his own pieces while allowing his son to take the fore. He is not competing or seeking fame, just quietly making pots in that very Japanese way, treading the path of the Unknown Craftsman.