£293.00 PRODUCT CODE:HT473Y75
This vase is an expression in clay of some of the wabi sabi qualities of tranquillity, solitude, reflection and profundity that Hiro grew up with in Japan. As with all her work, she hopes to evoke the spirit of nature in depictions of animals and birds in their habitat. This stoneware vase is hand-built with wheel-thrown elements, and richly decorated with oxides, glaze resist and sgraffito.
About this maker
Hiro was born in Fukushima, Japan. Due to her father’s work commitments, Hiro had a peripatetic childhood. The constants in her life were her grandmother and being close to nature. However, she was dismayed later on to find that the traditional old buildings from her childhood walks with her grandmother had been knocked down. Driven by sadness and nostalgia at the loss of her childhood environment/world in Japan, Hiro creates a link between the present and the past from her memories and imagination.