Handmade Ceramic Ikebana Container: Kiss Choco (S), Oribe Glaze - 1224 - 188 made by Thomas Arakawa and Kathy Lee-Arakawa at Arakawa Pottery

Handmade Ceramic Ikebana Container: Kiss Choco (S), Oribe Glaze - 1224 - 188

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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 - 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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Arakawa Pottery Handmade Ceramic Ikebana Container: Kiss Choco (S), Oribe Glaze - 1224 - 188 ReviewArakawa Pottery Handmade Ceramic Ikebana Container: Kiss Choco (S), Oribe Glaze - 1224 - 188 Review
01/18/2021
I recommend this product

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.

AL
anna l.
United States United States
Arakawa Pottery Handmade Ceramic Ikebana Container: Kiss Choco (S), Oribe Glaze - 1224 - 188 Review
01/18/2021

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.

NS
Noel S.
United States United States
01/22/2021
Arakawa Pottery

Mr. Sengel, Thank you very much for the good review. Kathy and I are very happy to see your arrangement! Thomas and Kathy Arakawa

Arakawa Pottery Handmade Ceramic Ikebana Container: Kiss Choco (S), Oribe Glaze - 1224 - 188 Review
01/16/2021

Ikebana container: Stacker vase

Very nice! Good weight. Easy to arrange flowers.

ML
Momoyo L.
United States United States
01/18/2021
Arakawa Pottery

Momoyo-san! Thank you very much for great review! We are working on the container that you requested!

01/18/2021

round suiban

container is is beautiful, very high quality as is always the case from Arakawa Pottery.

LW
lisa w.
United States United States
01/18/2021

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.

NS
Noel S.
United States United States
01/22/2021
Arakawa Pottery

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

01/18/2021

Use singly or together

Varying heights allow for a single arrangement using all three or can be used individually. The cutout makes arranging easy.

NS
Noel S.
United States United States
01/22/2021
Arakawa Pottery

Mr. Sengel, Thank you very much for the good review! Thomas and Kathy Arakawa