Akebi Handle VaseSold out!
35 x 13 x 13 cm
glazed clay, akebi
This vase is made from bold and earthy clay, which conveys a great energy and powerful charm. The artist uses her own glazes and fires her stoneware to approximately 1200 degrees Celsius. The vase is suitable for everyday use or makes an excellent focal piece.
Atsuko Yoshimura grew up in Japan and immigrated to Canada in 1996. She studied ceramics extensively in Japan and Canada. Upon arrival in Vancouver, she en¬rolled in the Fine Arts program at Langara College. Then she trans¬ferred to Emily Carr University of Art and Design and received a BFA in 2006. On top of her stud¬ies, she worked as a glaze techni¬cian at a pottery studio, and also produced ceramic work for galler¬ies and craft shows around Van¬couver. In 2008, she took a hiatus from pottery making and focused on raising her children. Once her second son entered elementary school in 2014, she made a fresh start with a new body of work, porcelain series. In addition to making work out of her studio in Vancouver, she currently works as a pottery studio manager at West End Community Centre in Vancouver BC.