Long Neck Bottle Vase Black

Underneath the textured, matte black glaze of this hand-made vase are rich, earthy-purple undertones. An incredible one-off piece by Tetsuya Ozawa.
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Design  Tetsuya Ozawa
Made in  Tokoname, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
Dimensions  ø14cm x H45cm
Colour & Materiality  Ceramic

Tetsuya Ozawa's ceramic works are grounded in millennia-old tradition translated into his contemporary vision. Using locally-sourced clay from his hometown of Tokomame City, historically known for its ceramic production, his radical interpretation of traditional technique is influenced by tea culture, folk arts, and modern craftwork. After graduating from Nagoya University of the Arts in 2008, Ozawa-San apprenticed under the ceramicist Mr. Masamichi Yoshikawa before starting his own practice in 2016. His work is characterized by a unique, highly textured surface, achieved using a traditional technique called kofuki, which involves applying a fine dusting of iron-rich white soil to the clay. Read our interview with Ozawa-san here.