Handmade Ceramic Ikebana Container: Kiss Choco (S), Oribe Glaze - 1224 - 188
- 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
SKU: 1224 - 188
Artist: Thomas Arakawa
Material - Clay: White Stoneware
Material - Glaze: Oribe Glaze
Dimension: L x W x H: 4 x 6 x 3.25 (in inches)
Weight: 1.25 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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Classic tsutsu vase
I have been buying ikebana containers from Thomas and Kathy for a number of years now. They really understand the specifics of ikebana work and produce a variety of hard to find shapes in traditional Japanese colors. Service is always excellent.
Perfect for smaller arrangements.
This works beautifully on my dining table for a low arrangement you can see other diners over. Lovely glaze. Have camellias from my yard in it now.
Mr. Sengel, Thank you very much for the good review. Kathy and I are very happy to see your arrangement! Thomas and Kathy Arakawa
Ikebana container: Stacker vase
Very nice! Good weight. Easy to arrange flowers.
Momoyo-san! Thank you very much for great review! We are working on the container that you requested!
container is is beautiful, very high quality as is always the case from Arakawa Pottery.
Striking shape and glaze.
Wonderful green glaze with a patch of pattern and unusual shape. I used equisetum in it to riff on the pattern along with small peace lily flowers and new leaves.
Mr. Sengel, Thank you very much for the good review! We noticed that the green glaze is your favorite! We will make more of them! Thomas and Kathy Arakawa
Use singly or together
Varying heights allow for a single arrangement using all three or can be used individually. The cutout makes arranging easy.
Mr. Sengel, Thank you very much for the good review! Thomas and Kathy Arakawa