Ceramic artist Miki Furusho produces her work from her studio in Tokyo. When making her work, rather than wedging the clay, Furusho pats a special hand dug clay from the Izu Peninsula in Japan to build paper thin slabs. These natural decorative patterns are then applied to another plain clay sourced from Shigaraki to create a beautiful effect on the body of her work.
These unique patterns look a little like marble or tree bark, combining well with the matte metallic tones from a reduction fired gas kiln that crystallises the glaze during the firing. By using this clay taken straight from nature, the pieces Furusho makes link to ancient pottery, but also have a contemporary calm that comes through thanks to the simplicity in her design.