The contemporary sculptor and potter Matsutani Fumio bases his studio and kiln in Ehime, on the island of Shikoku. His works are laborious, as he manually incises the surface of his ceramics, producing a textured surface before applying a transparent glaze and firing. This piece is number 12 of his limited yellow series.
He begins working on his smaller works- such as this sake cup- months in advance. His meticulous hand is seen in the hand-incised textural surfaces that showcase a perfect, monotone yellow, blue, black, or brown. His enquiry into color, surface, and form takes shape in pieces that reflect design principles.