Wood and paper
Metal and glass
Home and fashion
This small, dome shaped vase is by Shungo Nemoto.
An emerging potter in Kasama, Shungo Nemoto is known for careful creation in form, and skill in glaze. This is piece showcases his 'frost scales' glaze, which with engaging texture, resembles frozen amoeba across the surface of the work. Nemoto works in the clay local to his studio, and brings together the essential skills of a Kasama potter with exploration in contemporary form.
Size: 8.5cm in diameter, and 5cm high.
As each piece is handmade, there are small differences between them.
About Shungo Nemoto
Part of an emerging generation of ceramicists in Kasama, Shungo Nemoto has nevertheless spent many years perfecting his craft. In particular, his glaze style and forms are each the product of years of careful refinement and development. One style that defines his work is a textural glaze style which he can be translated to English as 'frost scales’. The surface of pieces is decorated with swimming cold amoeba, that resemble the formation of ice. Nemoto combines this decorations with angular shapes of great presence that allow his work to stand out within the Kasama ceramics scene.