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Masahiko Yamamoto Dots clay pot


Dimensions: H 22cm x W 20.5cm

Materials: ceramic

Method:  Hand-built 



Masahiko Yamamoto has crafted this teapot with a classical silhouette that blends form and function harmoniously. Its surface, a canvas of slate grey and spotted white embellishment, exudes the aura of the ancient. The sturdy handle, wrapped in rattan, complements the finely contoured spout. A quaint finial crowns the lid, completing its traditional yet contemporary aesthetic. The vessel's design is embellished with a white stripe that balances the aesthetic harmony of the piece.


About the Artist

Masahiko Yamaoto’s work begins with digging, sourcing and collection clay from all over Japan. He says of the material “It’s not a matter of clay from here or there being good or bad as every place has its own character, its own unique qualities.” His process involves experimentation, learning about each type of clay and the best way to form and fire each type.

Although immersed in Japanese culture every day, Masahiko is influenced by a mix of different cultures, notably admiring creations from Southeast Asia. Masahiko’s experimentation and playful approach to clay as well as his eclectic inspirations creates exciting works that whilst rooted in Japanese pottery have bold character and an overall aesthetic unique to the artist.

Masahiko Yamamoto Dots clay pot



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