Nov 17, 2015
Nov 17, 2015
Nov 17, 2015
Nov 17, 2015
Nov 17, 2015





Kohyama Yasuhisa 神山易久

(Japanese, b. 1936)

Carved and glazed stoneware

Diameter: 21.9 cm (8 5/8 in.); Overall: 44.8 cm (17 5/8 in.)

Seventy-fifth anniversary gift of the artist 1992.136


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The artist employed traditional Japanese pottery techniques in making this vessel.


Rounded yet angular, Hajibito––which means “Ceramicist of Ancient Times”––is pierced by two openings and is unique within Kohyama Yasuhisa’s work. The artist uses a single-chamber, wood-firing, tunnel kiln called the anagama to fire his sculptures. While harder to control than other types of kilns, the anagama can produce more dynamic ceramics resulting from surface effects like wood ash and scorch marks.

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