Ceramic Cube Sculpture by Masanobu Ando
4.5” x 4.5” x 4.5”
Masanobu Ando’s work has a rustic simplicity and elegant serenity that is described in Japanese as ‘wabi sabi.’ Living in Tajimi, Japan – in Gifu prefecture – Ando creates ceramics pieces that are atypical of traditional ceramic ware. Known for rejecting the use of the wheel, Ando practices a technique called tatara, where sheets of clay are molded together to form a solid shape. His glazing technique also creates a surface and appearance that mimics silver and metal instead of clay, and some of his sculptural pieces look like rusted pipes or sheets of steel. Due to the unique glaze of this piece, the sculpture will patina and change color with time.
Silver glaze will tarnish over time. Contact with acidic elements may cause it to tarnish and darken faster. Hand-wash only is recommended. Wash with mild detergent and soft cloth, then dry well after use and clean with silver polish or toothpaste as needed to remove some tarnish.