Handmade ceramic vase - of tall grass in the fields - by Gaku Nakane.
This playful and whimsical piece is crafted using his signature technique that produces a unique crackled pattern - inspired by the various textures in his natural environment.
Both small and large sets can be used as a vase to arrange delicate flowers or branches. The large set combines two small pieces and one large piece that can be separated to display in various ways. The three sculptures in the small set cannot be taken apart.
See other sculptures and vases in this collection.
About the artisan:
Gaku Nakane, the 26-year-old potter, was raised by artisan parents in the idyllic countryside of Shiga prefecture.
A striking cliff and boundless forest are the scenes from his childhood. Playing amongst the natural environment as a child, and observing the textures of trees, surfaces of rocks, and other materials that have withstood the test of time, have shaped his own artistic identity - one that is whimsical yet bold.
Each of his pottery pieces is made by layering two types of clay. When firing, the discrepancy in shrinkage between the two layers creates a unique crackled pattern on each vessel and sculpture. Gaku hopes to bring warmth and charm to homes near and far through his work.
Watch his interview to learn more about the artisan.
Due to the handmade nature of this piece, the size may vary slightly.
Small (cannot be separated)
cm: H24 (of the tallest size), H14 (of the second tallest), H11 (of the smallest) x W8 (base)
inch: H9.4 (of the tallest size), H5.5 (of the second tallest), H4.3 (of the smallest) x W3 (base)
Large (can be separated)
cm: H32 (of the tallest size), H22 (of the smallest sizes)
inch: H12.5 (of the tallest size), H8.5 (of the smallest sizes)