The sculptural bottle is elegantly crafted with a cylindrical body that subtly tapers out and rounds over into the neck. An elegant neck stands tall, with a rounded form at the base and glides upwards, slightly flicking out at the top. The bottle takes on a natural light hue with a subtly rough surface. Textural ripples ornament the surface and follow the rounded form. Meticulously crafted, the bottle has a beautifully balanced silhouette with a timeless feel.
About the Artist
Mizuyo Yamashita is a Japanese ceramicist who has lived and worked in London since 2000. Mizuyo studied ceramics at Kensington and Chelsea college, City Lit and University of Westminster and now specialises in tableware and decorative pieces for the home. Mizuyo's forms display an interesting combination of English and Japanese cultures, traditional techniques manipulated for modern sensibilities. She is influenced by nature and archeological artefacts.
Mizuyo’s pieces are primarily made on the wheel from a combination of different types of clay, which are subsequently glazed in natural muted tones. For the surfaces, Mizuyo uses traditional Japanese and Korean techniques, such as shinogi, mishima and kohiki, and Kezrui, carving with Japanese chisels.