Kawase Shinobu named this piece as 人鳥. Once the viewer takes a close look at this, they may see the soft and fluffy chest of a penguin. Kawase’s stoneware is so thin, characteristic of his blue-green celadon technique.
Descended from a long line of ceramicists, Kawase Shinobu’s works adhere to his heritage: Chinese Song dynasty celadon glazes. Kawase seeks inspiration in nature, often taking formal clues from flora and fauna and translating them into elegantly minimal works of art.