His beginnings a metal-carving designer add a unique sensibility to his techniques. His works harmoniously balance the warmth of traditional ceramics and the cool, novel textures of metal. In his pieces, you'll find bold colorings of silver, red, and gray along with exquisitely controlled glazing.
7 1/2" Diameter 2 1/2" Height
Stoneware, Oil Fired
Made in Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan
The White Vessels from Akihiro Nikaido have a strong earthy texture. Memories through the days become stains and are permanently engraved into the piece. It embodies the ancient Japanese idea of cultivating and admiring a vessel as it is used. You can apply oil or soak it in water to prevent it from coloring to some extent, but I want you to use it without worrying about it. Enjoying the vessel may mean seeing the vessel change over time.