Small Flower Vase by Marumi Kujirai
This small vase for flowers is by Kasama-based potter Marumi Kujirai.
Kasama is a town north of Tokyo known for its ceramic tradition.
One element of this tradition is its openness to outsiders and outside influence.
Marumi Kujirai is among the new generation of ceramicists who have chosen to base themselves in Kasama.
From the studio that adjourns her home, she works on distinctly Japanese forms that draw on many inspirations.
Her work is full of refined detail, and is characterised by the pleasing texture of its glazes.
This handled vase is 13.5cm high, with the upper opening 3.5cm wide. It weighs around 250g.
The form recalls a Japanese sake vessel, but with its handle displays the original quality found in Marumi Kujirai’s work.