Tsuboyayaki: The southernmost Japanese prefecture, Okinawa, was once its own kingdom for more than five hundred years (1372 - 1879). The Ryukyu Kingdom and the society and culture that developed around it was a crossroads between Southeast Asia, China, Korea, and Japan. Tsuboyayaki or Tsuboya ware is the traditional pottery technique of the Ryukyu culture, and is well-known throughout Japan. Recently, the kilns of Okinawa have been so popular that they sell their products to retailers at markets held every 3 months where buyers line up for 2-3 hours just to get in.
DIAMETER: 7.8 cm (3.07 in)
HEIGHT: 4.5 cm (1.77 in)
VOLUME: 90 ml (3.06 fl oz)
WEIGHT: 70.5 grams (2.49 oz)
SHIPPING WEIGHT: About 150 grams (5.3 oz)
NOTE: Use mild soap and soft sponge or cloth for washing. Do not use in dishwasher or microwave.
ARTIST NAME: tomboy_ceramic_works (Yuuki Tomura) More info here
ARTIST DESCRIPTION: Yuuki Tomura
"Things destroyed in the past, thing being destroyed today, things that may be destroyed in the future. I want to express these impermanence of human, things, or feelings with my ceramic works. My desire is to put a smile on someone's face who see my work in the distant future." (translated from the original words by Yuuki)
About the artist, Yuuki Tomura
Yuuki Tomura is a ceramic artist active in Okinawa, under the artist name "tomboy." He currently teaches at Avurn Pottery & Ceramic Art School.
Past Exhibitions 2008: "Otokonomi オトコノミ" at Okinawa Prefectural University of Art, University Museum 2009: "＋tic (プラスチック)" (plastic) at Okinawa Prefectural University of Art, University Museum 2010: "Art Students' Exhibition" at ISE Cultural Foundation Gallery, NY 2011: Exhibition of four ceramic ware specialists "沖山愛奈 (oki-yama-ai-na)" at the Okinawa Prefectural Museum & Art Museum 2011: "Five Potter's Special Exhibition" at Ryubo Department Store, Art Salon 2011: Exhibition "chiisana taisaku" (small major work) at Takamitsu Gallery 2011: Tomura Yuuki Ceramic Works Exhibition "- Bi Sho Jo- 美少女" (beautiful girl) at Takamitsu Gallery
Awards 2011: "TOAUNYU Prize" at the Ryuseki Corporation 60th Anniversary Event, "tsugu mono tachi 継ぐものたち" (followers)