Sculpture-Vase by Hiruma Kazuyo
Hiruma Kazuyo(b.1947) is one of Japan’s most impressive contemporary female ceramic artists. She studied graphic design in her youth and was a graphic designer from 1967-1977. She took up ceramics in 1976 and established her studio in 1988. Since then she has been juried selected and awarded at various important exhibitions. Her works have been selected and shown at the Itami Craft Exhibition, Kyoto Craft Exhibition, Japan Craft Exhibition, International Ceramic Art Festival Mino, Asahi Ceramic Art Exhibition, Mashiko Ceramic Competition, Taiwan Ceramic Biennale, Kobe Biennale, Kikuchi Biennale and the Chozo Ceramic Art Exhibition. Overseas her works have been shown mostly in New Zealand, yet she surely deserves a wider international audience. Here is a smaller Hiruma with her signature soft lavendar glaze and slab-laying forming technique. In perfect condition with a signed box, 17cm.tallx13x11, signed on base.