Method: hand-thrown vase, made on the potters wheel
This vessel was hand-crafted by Mizuyo Yamashita; its rich quietness can be found in its modulating hues from crumbling rust orange to burnished burnt umber. The interplay of texture and surface culminates in a deep cocoa finish that absorbs and displaces light.
Yamashita’s unique process starts with hand coiling a mixture of different raw materials and wild clays. After firing, there is a masterful reapplication of the same materials, resulting in a subtle tactile surface synonymous with Mizuyo Yamashita’s work.
About the Artist
Mizuyo Yamashita is a London based ceramicist.
Mizuyo is strongly inspired by the everyday use of lifestyle products, creating hand thrown small objects on the potter’s wheel, blending three different types of clay and glazed in natural muted tones.
Originally inspired by English and French stoneware jars, Mizuyo began creating their miniature forms, gradually changing their designs and surface decoration.
Using surfacing treatment techniques, popular in Japan, such as shinogi, mishima and kohiki, with the aim of creating pieces to match modern European interior design. Mizuyo's forms display an interesting combination of the artists inspirations and influences.