Seihakuji-Bluish-White Porcelain Sculpture-Vase by Ono Kotaro
Ono Kotaro (b.1953), winner of the 4th Mashiko Ceramics Competition Hamada Shoji Prize, creates sleek, sharp porcelain wares. Yet, what is unique about this artist is that his porcelain has two sides to its character: at first glance, his wares look crisp and cool. Yet at the same time, he has instilled in his works a delicate, warm glow that is not often found in porcelain wares. This trait can be seen especially in his Seihakuji (Bluish White Porcelain) works where Ono uses shinogi, or incisions, that give his pieces a wave-like rhythm that is uncommon in “static” porcelain. That can be seen in the rippling sculpture offered here, an early 90s work and a form we’ve never seen before, mesmerizing beautiful. In perfect condition with a signed box, 36cm.tallx20cm.x17cm. signed on base.