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Coral like texture seems to have settled on the shoulders of this sculpted Bizen vessel by artist Wakimoto Hiroyuki enclosed in the Original signed wooden box. The form is very natural, all curves and no glaze (it would make a great motto). Wakimoto is strongly influenced by the natural world and the shapes of ancient civilizations. From his native Japan to ancient China and Native American cultures, he assimilates and produces, all bending to his tools and wedges. This piece is roughly 8 inches (20 cm) across, 6-1/2 inches (16.5 cm) tall and, of course, in perfect condition. Another outsider in the Bizen world, Hiroyuki followed in the footsteps of friend Kakurezaki Ryuichi, both originally of Nagasaki. He graduated the Osaka University of Art Textile design in 1975, but gave up that line, Settling in Bizen for a long apprenticeship under Yamashita Joji in 1981. He established his own kiln in 1990, and was immediately prized at the Issui Kai Exhibition that year. The following year he was widely accepted, and ahs since displayed at the Chanoyu Zokei Ten (Sculptural Tea Forms) at the Tanabe Museum, The Nihon Dento Kogei Ten (Japanese Traditional Crafts Exhibirtion), Nihon Togei Ten (Japanese National Ceramics Exhibition), Asahi Togei Ten, among many others, both domestic and abroad.