Tall Black Ceramic Vase by Naotsugu Yoshida
Naotsugu Yoshida, born in 1976, lives and works at the foothills of Mt. Fuji in the Shizuoka prefecture of Japan. Producing exclusively black and white pottery in his kiln, Yoshida's work strongly reflects the bold nature and environment that surrounds him with his highly texturized pieces in striking silhouettes that allude to the strong silhouettes that appear on his horizon. Naotsugu Yoshida has famously studied under Taizo Kuroda, who is considered to be one of Japan's most important modern ceramic artists. Kuroda is elebrated for his extra thin, almost translucent, fine pottery, and while Naotsugu has incorporated a lot of Kuroda's artistry in to his own work, he has studied under Kurdoa to push the material in a new way according to his own sensibilities.
Yoshida's work uses an extra thick glaze that drips all the way down to the kiln floor when it is being fired. There are natural variation and jagged edges for each piece. Piece #3 has visible chips at the base that was caused when the artist lifted the work up from the kiln floor, and the glaze broke off in the kiln. This is not a defect or break, but a deliberate and celebrated part of his artistry.
Yoshida Piece #1: 11.6'' H x 3.5'' D x 1.5'' (top opening)
Yoshida Piece #2: 13'' H x 3.5'' D x .5'' (top opening)
Yoshida Piece #3: 11.5'' H x 3'' D x .75'' (top opening)
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