sake bottle / flower vase

by Ohara Koichi 大原光一
Made in Japan
Hand thrown, one-of-a-kind collectible ceramic art.

Suitable for your everyday's drink as well as private collection.

Highly acclaimed studio artist's piece.

The artist himself is quite keen on tasting sake, and his sake ware is much loved by the Japanese drinkers! They appreciate how the taste can felt changed with his earthy bottle.

Of course it can be a flower vase.

Rich ecru slip on top of back glaze.

The wonderfully dripping slip makes an interesting "keshiki" - a kind of graphic to be appriciated - from 360 degree.
The translucent grit is visible on the surface adding a raw and earthy touch.


approx. H14.3cm D 7.0 cm 

Unique piece

Price is for one item only


sake bottle

  • About the Maker

    Ohara Koichi is a master potter based in Tokoname, Japan. Ohara draws his inspiration from the raw textures in the nature. He mixes various local soils and materials to make his clay, glaze and slip, which often contain grit. His utility wares have a distinctive texture like aged patina.  Some pieces remind us of the washed surface of rocks, some others of artefacts excavated from the bottom of the sea. Each piece is one of a kind.

    Ohara studied physics at Meisei University before becoming a ceramic artist. He learned from the ceramic heritage in Korea and Thailand as well as from Tokoname in Japan, a renowned base of ceramic industry and often reffered to as “the Teapottery". 
    In 20 years in Tokoname, he has designed three wood-burning kilns (Anagama), and also fired his works in a communal kiln.

    Ohara has taught throwing to contemporary aritist Theaster Gates (USA), and collaborated for his art projects. Another muti-disciplinary artist Ohara worked with is Camille Henrot (France) . 

  • Care

    No dishwasher, microwave or oven

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