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the life of things - tawashi IV

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  • Image of the life of things - tawashi IV
  • Image of the life of things - tawashi IV
  • Image of the life of things - tawashi IV
  • Image of the life of things - tawashi IV

A happy little tawashi scrubbing brush - these coconut fibre brushes are always happy to help around the kitchen, being used for washing up or for scrubbing vegetables. They often look a little alarmed, and like a hedgehog can roll themselves up into a ball for protection. but once they know you are a friend, they really throw themselves into their work. A 'life-size' decorative piece to hang up in your home.

Hugely influenced by the animism found in the Japanese Shinto religion and in particular the documentation of tool yōkai (tsukumogami) in both ancient and modern Japanese folklore, I see the soul in almost everything; both living and inanimate. My love of the objects around me has led me to try and make some of them in clay; sometimes showing the personalities I always imagine them to have. I love the natural elements and textures found in traditional brooms, brushes and scrubbers, but also see their characters shine through.

Slab porcelain piece, decorated with cobalt oxide under clear and tenmoku glazes. Stamped on the reverse with a little bear head outline. Hanging loop made from a leatherworking offcut.

Approximate dimensions:
11.5cm x 9cm

ARTIST'S NOTE: As with most of the things I make, my ceramic pieces retain the look of being handmade and this is a part of their charm. My slab pieces sometimes retain my finger marks or other indentations on the reverse, as well as often retaining the texture of my rolling surface. Please make sure you consult the pictures carefully and that you are happy with the piece before purchasing.

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