Handmade Ceramic Ikebana Container: Hanging Vase, Black & Chun Glaze - 1224 - 184 made by Thomas Arakawa and Kathy Lee-Arakawa at Arakawa Pottery

Handmade Ceramic Ikebana Container: Hanging Vase, Black & Chun Glaze - 1224 - 184

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Feature:
- A hand made ikebana container (Japanese Flower arrangement vase) made by Thomas Arakawa.
- Authentic, natural, organic glazing
- Deeper earthy clay tone and rich glaze color

Product Detail
SKU: 1224 - 184
Artist: Thomas Arakawa
Material - Clay: Tan Stoneware
Material - Glaze: Black & Chun Glaze
Dimension: L x W x H: 6 x 4 x 8 (in inches)
Weight: 2.25 Lb

Hand Made Process
Design: We design each containers with functionality, usability and harmony in mind. The color and tone is kept low-key but interesting and authentic for the reason. We improve the functionality and ease of use of our containers through working with hundreds professionals and artists.

Throwing: This container is made on the potter's wheel by Thomas Arakawa individually. Shaping the form is done by just fingers and measure several times to make sure the dimensions are close to desirable size. When the piece is half dry state like leather-hard, surface is decorated by trimming, carving and fluted.

Glazing: Thomas and Kathy apply glaze individually by hand in order to get the authentic, natural, organic aesthetics. Each glaze has unique particular thickness and clay body selection makes variety of tones. We monitor specific gravity of the glaze (ratio between glaze and water) and application method and timing.

Firing: The container is finished with our high-fire reduction firing process which brings the deeper earthy clay tone and rich glaze color. During this 13-hours-long firing process, we reduce the oxygen level inside the kiln in varying degree from 1600F to 2300F. The result of the firing also depend on how kiln are loaded. The density and negative space between the pottery create channel for the flame to travel in various speeds. We use our understanding of the nature/tendency of flame in the kiln to control the atmosphere which each pottery should be in. As a result, our containers holds a low-key but complex deeper tone.


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4.9 Based on 36 Reviews
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09/09/2021
I recommend this product
Wonderful!

I’m always on the lookout for interesting Ikebana containers and this one fits the bill! I love the shape, color, and glaze, and it arrived quickly. Highly recommended!

TB
Trista B.
United States United States
08/31/2021
I recommend this product
Absolutely Beautiful

Fantastic and friendly Thomas and Kathy both and the pottery pieces have been wonderful additions to my life!!! I use the food ware most days and ikebana containers as well! The Tea ware has been amazing from the tea bowls to the originally ikebana, that I chose to use as standing “tea boat “ in my Japanese Tearoom and named “Kazekusa”, Grasses in the Wind from the beautiful design! The the person with the “Too Deep” vase, perhaps use stones or perhaps for Sogetsu style? Or Chabana? So many ways to be innovative with these pieces!!!

D
David
08/23/2021
I recommend this product
Excellent Ikebana vase

The quality is superb! Kathy and Thomas showed us their facility, everything is handmade there. I love using their Ikebana vases for my flower arrangement. I couldn't be happier with my purchase!

WL
Wei L.
United States United States
08/18/2021
I recommend this product
Mixed Satisfaction.

Beautiful glazes, nice size, except the bowl is too deep for my taste. I am used to bowls in this style being about half as deep. Most KENZAN in the ikenobo school in vases of this circumference are much more shallow and the circumference of the bowl itself is too big. I am a fairly inexperienced (7 year) arranger. It could be that with time I will find a use for it. Right now, however, it is awkward.

DD
Diana d.
United States United States
08/14/2021
I recommend this product
Such an elegant container

I loved using this container. It has a delicacy to it and yet offers so many options. I also was very pleased with the service from Arakawa, from start to finish. The ordering process is very clear, they communicate in a timely way, delivery was prompt and everything was packaged with great care.

MT
Mari T.
Arakawa Pottery Handmade Ceramic Ikebana Container: Hanging Vase, Black & Chun Glaze - 1224 - 184 Review
08/12/2021
I recommend this product
Another amazing product!

This container looks solid and profound with quality. This can hold heavy braches in many ways. Can’t wait to try many more arrangement with different materials!

TN
Teruko N.
United States United States
Arakawa Pottery Handmade Ceramic Ikebana Container: Hanging Vase, Black & Chun Glaze - 1224 - 184 Review
08/12/2021
I recommend this product
12” round container

Very happy to have this one which is my third purchase

AC
Alice C.
United States United States
08/12/2021
Arakawa Pottery

Hi Ms Chen, Thank you very much for the great review and 3rd purchase! Thomas and Kathy Arakawa

Arakawa Pottery Handmade Ceramic Ikebana Container: Hanging Vase, Black & Chun Glaze - 1224 - 184 Review
08/10/2021
I recommend this product
Great design and beautiful color

As a vase, it is a great design which gives an arranger a unique opportunty to be adventurous being away from conventional approach. I also love the color (deep shinny blue) and aurora-like glaze of mixture of blue and light gray with purple hint which is beautiful.

TN
Teruko N.
United States United States
08/12/2021
Arakawa Pottery

Dear Ms. Nesbitt, Thank you very much for the wonderful review! And your arrangement looks amassing! Thomas and Kathy Arakawa

Arakawa Pottery Handmade Ceramic Ikebana Container: Hanging Vase, Black & Chun Glaze - 1224 - 184 Review
07/31/2021
I recommend this product
Great Ikebana Container: Round Suiban

I love the color and the swish glaze! This Suiban is the one you would like to have for Ikebana study. I would recommend this one over typical black/white Suiban.

TN
Teruko N.
United States United States
08/12/2021
Arakawa Pottery

Hi Ms. Nesbitt, Thank you very much for, yet another review and photo! I can see you have been busy! Thomas and Kathy Arakawa

Arakawa Pottery Handmade Ceramic Ikebana Container: Hanging Vase, Black & Chun Glaze - 1224 - 184 Review
07/31/2021
I recommend this product
View From Below

I was looking for a container for a place to display the arrangement above eye level. It has great base color and the glaze pattern. It is easy to hang on the wall using a regular hook for a frame. Arakawa has a wonderful collection of Ikebana containers with great design and quality. So happy to find them in the U.S.!

T
TerukoN
United States United States
08/12/2021
Arakawa Pottery

Hi Ms. Nesbitt, Thank you very much for sharing a rare photo of hanging vase arrangement and review. Your arrangement looks great! Thomas and Kathy Arakawa

Arakawa Pottery Handmade Ceramic Ikebana Container: Hanging Vase, Black & Chun Glaze - 1224 - 184 Review
07/28/2021
I recommend this product
AC
Alice C.
United States United States
07/28/2021
Arakawa Pottery

Hi Alice! I am glad you like it! Thomas and Kathy Arakawa

Arakawa Pottery Handmade Ceramic Ikebana Container: Hanging Vase, Black & Chun Glaze - 1224 - 184 Review
06/04/2021
I recommend this product
Artistically crafted pottery

Pefect size and lovely! Our venerale's first arrangement with this container. photo download: https://1drv.ms/u/s!ApwMtioHDxD6hLpJJ-5i1WHM7m-ksg

RK
Rachel K.
United States United States
08/12/2021
Arakawa Pottery

Dear Kao-sensei, Thank you very much for the wonderful review and sharing photo of Guo Yuan-san's beautiful arrangement! Thomas and Kathy Arakawa

05/31/2021
I recommend this product
Artistically crafted pottery

I just started an ikebana class and the teacher highly recommended Arakawa pottery place for a good vase. I’m so delighted to get two artistically crafted and high quality ikebana vases and a cute bud vase. As Thomas says at the studio, a good vase to ikebana is like a good frame to a picture, it enhances the final presentation. Thomas and Kathy’s pottery work certainly help fulfill that.

CV
Chase V.
Arakawa Pottery Handmade Ceramic Ikebana Container: Hanging Vase, Black & Chun Glaze - 1224 - 184 Review
05/31/2021
I recommend this product
Artistically crafted pottery

I just started an ikebana class and the teacher highly recommended Arakawa pottery place for a good vase. I’m so delighted to get two artistically crafted and high quality ikebana vases and a cute bud vase. As Thomas says at the studio, a good vase to ikebana is like a good frame to a picture, it enhances the final presentation. Thomas and Kathy’s pottery work certainly help fulfill that.

CV
Chase V.
08/12/2021
Arakawa Pottery

Hi Ms. Wang, Thank you very much for the great review and amazing arrangement! And It was so nice to see you at studio! Thomas and Kathy Arakawa

05/28/2021
I recommend this product
Gift for someone

I’ll have to defer to the user after she receives the gift at the end of June

JR
Janet R.
United States United States
05/29/2021
Arakawa Pottery

Dear Ms. Reuter, I hope she loves it. Looking forward to hear your feedback! Thomas and Kathy Arakawa

Arakawa Pottery Handmade Ceramic Ikebana Container: Hanging Vase, Black & Chun Glaze - 1224 - 184 Review
05/19/2021
I recommend this product
Mother’s Day gift

We purchased a couple of vases for our mother for Mother’s Day. She recently started ikebana classes and her arrangements look beautiful in your vases. Shipping was quick and everything was packed nicely. Received several compliments and will definitely be ordering more as gifts. Thank you!

T
Terri
United States United States
05/26/2021
Arakawa Pottery

Hello Terri, Thank you very much for a great review! And we are happy to hear your mother is enjoying ikebana! The arrangement looks great on the photo! Sincerely, Thomas and Kathy Arakawa

05/13/2021
I recommend this product
Lovely!

I ordered these as Mother’s Day gifts for my daughters-in-law, and they were delighted! Each one commented on the beautiful shape, color and texture of the container. I was pleased that the containers arrived promptly, and that they were packaged securely. Thank you!

SW
Susan W.
United States United States
05/26/2021
Arakawa Pottery

Dear Ms. Waltrip, Thank you very much for a great review! We are so glad to hear your daughters-in-law liked the containers! Thank you very much! Thomas and Kathy Arakawa

Arakawa Pottery Handmade Ceramic Ikebana Container: Hanging Vase, Black & Chun Glaze - 1224 - 184 Review
04/26/2021
I recommend this product
Gorgeous container

Such a lovely shape and excellent quality. The glaze is so lovely… thank you!

AS
Amy S.
United States United States
05/26/2021
Arakawa Pottery

Dear Ms. Stahl, Thank you very much for a great review! And thank you very much for may custom orders. We are making them now. Your arrangement is beautiful! I hope to see more in the future! Sincerely, Thomas and Kathy Arakawa

Arakawa Pottery Handmade Ceramic Ikebana Container: Hanging Vase, Black & Chun Glaze - 1224 - 184 Review
04/06/2021
I recommend this product
Beautiful and Sturdy

Loved working with this container for the first time, appreciating the heaviness and strength to hold things at good and interesting angles.

AS
Amy S.
United States United States
04/08/2021
Arakawa Pottery

Thank you very much, Ms. Stahl, for the photo of your beautiful arrangement and great review! It really works well with the black background. Thomas and Kathy Arakawa

04/03/2021
I recommend this product
My new favorite container!

Love it! First arrangement with this container: cherry blossom branches. Prompt shipping, well packaged. Excellent customer service!

SR
Sharon R.
United States United States
04/08/2021
Arakawa Pottery

Thank you very much, Ms. Reid! We are so happy to hear that you liked the container! Thomas and Kathy Arakawa