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Sugiura Yasuyoshi Spiral Thorn Vase

Sugiura Yasuyoshi Spiral Thorn Vase

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A very unusual spiraling form studded with long spikes like the branches of the Japanese Natsu-mikan tree in pastel colors by Sugiura Yasuyoshi enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Sora ni Kataru Tsubo (Vessel Speaking to the Sky). Despite the unusual shape, it makes an excelent instrument for a single flower (Ichirin) display. It is 27 cm wie, 32 cm tall (10-1/2 x 12-1/2 inches) and is in excellent condition. Work by this artist is very difficult to acquire and I am very happy to be able to offer two pieces by him.
Sugiura graduated advanced studies under future Living National Treasures Tamura Koichi and Fujimoto Nodo (Yoshimichi) at the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music ceramic art department in 1975. His work is overtly influenced by natural themes, and usually decorated with colorful earth tones. He was awarded a grant to study in Africa by the Musee Tomo in Tokyo in 2008. In 2013 he received the JCS (Japan Ceramics Society) award, one of the highest honors for a potter in Japan. His stone form installations can be found in museum gardens throughout Japan, including the Tochigi and Gifu Prefectural Museums and the Aichi Ceramic Art Museum. In recent years he has been creating ceramic flowers in an attempt to convey the power of nature through the brief life of a flower. For more see Toh Volume 18, which was dedicated entirely to him.