This sculptural bottle is beautifully crafted with a cylindrical body that slopes inward towards an elegant neck. Standing tall, the neck takes on a unique form that gracefully tapers inwards and flicks out to create a subtle lip. A bead-like form links the body and neck together, creating beauty through undulations. The bottle takes on a natural light beige hue with a rough surface. Textural ripples ornament the surface and follow the rounded form. 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.