Suzuki Sansei (b. 1936) trained under Kawamura Seizan 河村蜻山 (b. 1890) at the Kamakura Kiln, before going on to build his own kiln Kozu in Kanagawa prefecture. Kawamura’s influence on Suzuki’s work is palpable in both their commitment to bringing traditional techniques to the modern ceramics connoisseur, as well as their appreciation for subtle and muted aesthetic sensibilities. This style brought forth “grandeur in simplicity”. In this piece, Suzuki’s celadon is exemplary. The greenish-blue glaze is bright, and brings a touch of ice blue to the jar.