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Shino Vase

Dimensions | Height 13” (33 cm) x Width 7.5” (19 cm) Depth 4.3" (11 cm)

A perfect combination of control mixed with a curiosity for the unexpected and an understated honesty is the signature of his work. 

Mats Svensson belongs to one of Sweden’s most respected and experienced contemporary potters and works with great appreciation to tradition. Strongly influenced by the Japanese language of form his work is heavily influenced by asymmetry and nature. 

Made using various traditional and unconventional techniques it is the result of over 45 years of experience.  

Firstly, a hand-built shape with thick walls is created and the wet clay is then vertically cut, leaving a simple geometrical form. Secondly the clay is traditionally thrown on the wheel and shaped by Svensson to create a deliberately imbalanced spherical shape, with the vertical lines now becoming horizontal and creating a completely unique shape and surface. A white shino-glaze covers the piece while the rust colored clay shines through to create contrast. 

*The piece was hand selected from one of Svenssons recent exhibitions. 



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