the mended brush
A tool in frequent use in my home and work - paintbrushes are hardworking members of many a household - from painting the walls to helping children with art projects. This fellow is feeling very chuffed, as he has a golden repair to show off - a tiny flaw which appeared after the final glaze firing has been carefully repaired using urushi lacquer and 'old' gold gilding powder using the technique known as 'kintsugi' in Japan. He is happy with his special treatment, and enjoys the subtle light play on his glazed and golden surfaces.
A large chunky porcelain piece to introduce some playfulness into your wall art.
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.
Decorated with cobalt oxide before the biscuit (first) firing, then different glazes are applied before firing for a second time. Stamped on the reverse with a little bear head stamp.
He can been given a leather hanging loop if required - please leave a message if you would like one. Approximate dimensions: 28cm x 10cm
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.