Famous for his mastery over Iga, and Shigaraki, and feldspar-rich clay, Tsujimura Yui’s mastery over natural yakishime shines through in this jar constructed in the early 2000s. Born into a famous family of potters, Tsujimura Yui is the eldest son of one of the most prominent contemporary ceramic artists of our time, Tsujimura Shiro. As the first born son, not only was Yui the first inheritor of the family’s Yakishime legacy, but his works also embody the artist’s individualistic and creative spirit. Interested in avant-garde forms, he combines geometric patterns with the naturalistic aspects of sueki stoneware in his work. In this exhibition, his repertoire is represented by one of his superlatively ash-glazed pots where the natural fusion of the ash glaze and the clay create a surface landscape of infinite variation.