Koichi Onozawa Silver Vase 3
Koichi Onozawa Silver Vase 3
Koichi Onozawa Silver Vase 3

Koichi Onozawa Silver Vase 3

Maker: Koichi Onozawa*

Regular price £230.00

Handmade in Japan

Dimensions: H 19.5cm x Ø 9.5cm 

Materials: Stoneware 

Method: Thrown

Care: Wash by hand or wipe with a damp cloth



This petite vase is made using a Japanese lacquer called Urushi, followed by the application of powdered tin, to create a strikingly metallic appearance. The silhouette of this vase resembles a flower in bloom – rounded at the base, with a modest but elegant opening at the top.


About the Artist

Koichi Onozawa is a successful studio ceramicist from Nakagawa, Tochigi Prefecture. He originally comes from Tokyo, where he studied economics. Following graduation, Onozawa turned his hand to ceramics, continuing his education at a well-known ceramic school in Tajimi City, Gifu Prefecture, from which he graduated in ceramic design in 2008. Calling upon a Japanese aesthetic sensibility he finds within, which sees beauty in unpredictability, Onozawa’s vessels seek to express the ‘integration of primitive beauty in modernity’ through their forms reminiscent of the ancient Yayoi pottery of Japan - achieving a new and unique mode of expression by means of traditional Japanese materials and methods.