Moon Plate by Osamu Tsutsui
Osamu Tsutsui’s life has been spent in ceramics. From the house, and kiln, he built in Kasama in 1976 he has made pieces of great power and material expression. His larger pieces are held in galleries, including the V&A in London. But typical of a Japanese ceramicist, his values tableware too, and believes in beauty in use and the ethos of the decorative arts.
This piece is an example of the work that Tsutsui makes for the home. His firing technique brings a lunar landscape to the surface, but first of all expresses a moment in time at his kiln in Kasama. The skill and control in making it, is innate to Tsutsui, reflecting the decades in his craft.
Each piece is unique in precise markings. They make for a wonderful centrepiece of a table.
Diameter: 24.5cm, Height: 3cm. Weight: 880g.