New Arrival

  |  August 29, 2014


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HERE'S LOOKIN' AT YOU...

   Ceramic vessel with eye motif
  Wood fired ceramic vessel with eye motif

Exceptional pottery is always engaging!

Ever since pots were first created in prehistoric Japan, pottery making has remained a revered art form. Today, there are thousands of professional potters in Japan who are admired for their skill. Although some come from prominent pottery making families, most are ordinary working artists who possess extraordinary skills. This raises the question; what distinguishes exceptional pottery? 

Ceramic vessel with eye motif  
A close-up look at the glaze
 

This week’s New Arrival features a Japanese wood fired vase. Wood firing first came to Japan in the 5th century. In this process, pots are glazed in a wood fired kiln, and although the firing can take days or weeks to complete, the results are worth the wait. Wood fired glazes can be hauntingly beautiful.  Look closely at this pot. It looks right back at you, and in doing so it replies: exceptional pottery is always engaging!

Vessel with Eye Motif
Japan
20th C.
Wood fired ceramic
10" DIA x 14" H
$2,495

 

This vessel is part of a much larger collection of ancient to contemporary vessels from all over the world available exclusively at PRIMITIVE. For more information or to purchase, please contact a Client Advisor at 312-575-9600 or email info@beprimitive.com.

 

Part of a much larger collection of ancient to contemporary vessels
This vessel is part of a much larger collection of ancient to contemporary vessels from all over the world available exclusively at PRIMITIVE
 
Please contact a Client Advisor for more details, or to make an appointment call 1-312-575-9600
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