Yamasaki Collections

YAKISHIME Mini Pot by Shigeyoshi Morioka #NN120

4 3/8" Width x 3 1/2" Height 

Stoneware, Wood Fired

Made in Japan

Amano in Wakayama Prefecture
It was in 1974 that they built a kiln on the Land in Amano in Ito County near Mt. Koya in Kii Providence. Located in the middle of the mountains on Kii Peninsula, south of Kyoto, Osaka, and Nara, the place has a trace of human settlement dating back to 25,000 years ago.
His clay texture is simplicity itself; the shape of his pieces gives us the impression of his playfulness and decisiveness, as if their shape was unintentional.  In addition, his unique appearance makes a strong first impression.