Caramel Coloured Pot with lid by Monika Furuya
This small pot is the work of Monika Furuya, a potter based in Kasama. Furuya is skilful in the icchin ceramic technique, and combines intuitive hand drawn patterns in slip with beaded flower designs. Furuya's personality and world come across within her ceramics, and this piece is perfect for storing small things.
Size, Diameter: 7.5cm, Height 4.5cm.
About Monika Furuya
A potter in Kasama since 2014, Monika Furuya is a graduate of the town’s ceramic university. In her work she says she aims for items, that almost without noticing it, become part of their owner’s daily life. She fires into her ceramics a gentle charm that pervades, with simple floral patterns and sometimes references to the cats with which she shares her studio.
Furuya’s most recurring motif is a beaded flower like shape that she has appear on the surface of her work. This is achieved in the icchin ceramic technique, with detailed lined pattern work connecting the floral beads. Furuya says that she uses lightly drawn guidelines only when spacing the design, to prevent it becoming too formulaic. Each piece she makes evolves this design, and is a product of her individual labour. She most often pairs her pattern work with cream or brown glaze shades.