Reduction fired bottle with scorched golden glazing.
Made in Japan.
One-of-a-kind collectible art piece.
Hand thrown by Japanese artist Fukumura Ryuta
This porcelain bottle is glazed with golden metallic glaze on the bottom half and then reduction fired to carbonization.
The supply of oxygen is carefully controlled and "reduced" to obtain this volcanic effect.
Reduction firing is often done by placing pots in a frame filled with dried plants husk and charcoal. The husk stuck on the lustre would help create volcanic texture.
This is a rather specialised firing technique not commonly seen or easily managed, with the likliness of seeing unpredicted results.
With this bottle, a glint of gold is visible through the scorched surface, and shimmers with nuance. This sophiscticated juxtaposition is the artist's strong feature reflecting the very Japanese aesthetics.
Measurements: Diameter 7.5cm, Height 20.0cm approx
Price is for one item only
reduction fired bottle - carbonized gold
About the Maker
Fukumura Ryuta is an up-and-coming ceramic artist based in Kyushu, southern Japan. As the second generation ceramicist from Nichigetsu Gama, a family owned studio/gallery, he draws from the area's rich heritage as well as creating his own style with a contemporary edge.
Fukumura crafts functional porcelain ware with rustic textures, often referred to as wabi-sabi as a distinctive element in Japanese philosophy. Fukumura is a keen practitioner of tea ceremony and flower arrangement, which are closely linked to the Japanese mainstream ceramic tradition. A recent throwing residence in New York had a large influence on him and is well reflected in his series of pieces with metalic overglaze.
Soon after completing a ceramic art course at Kyushu Zoukei Junior College, Fukumura began throwing full time at Nichigetsu Gama. He grew up and lives in Ukiha city, where he digs local soil, mixes clay, throws and fires pots in his own log-burning climbing kiln (Nobori gama) .
Handle with care. This item is not dishwasher safe. Not microwave safe.