Mizuyo Yamashita Sculptural Bottle 63
Maker: Mizuyo Yamashita
Handmade in England
Dimensions: Ø 8cm x H 19cm
Method: Hand coiled
Care: Watertight, dry after use
This beautifully crafted sculptural bottle is composed of a cylindrical body that flows into an elongated neck. At the base of the neck is a rounded form, linking the neck with the body. With a natural stone like hue, specks of lighter and darker tones are dotted throughout, accentuating the textural surface of the vessel. 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.