In today’s post we will take a look at the carved pots of Suruga Yamasyou. Yamasyou is one of the most respected makers of carved pots in Japan, and his works fetch correspondingly high prices!
Born March 4, 1925, Yamasyou began full fledged production of bonsai pots in 1975. He is now deceased. He was a bonsai enthusiast for many years before beginning pottery. He is Known for excellent burnishing, lacquering, and finishing techniques, as well as carvings and small statues. Relief work consists primarily of Frog pots, but dragons and crabs are also abundant. Has influenced many modern potters, notably Masahi Furumoto.
And last of all, the most demonic carving yet! I love the centering of the face, as if it’s coming toward the viewer, and I have a special fondness for quince shaped pots(if you couldn’t tell!)
I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing a few pots from master carver Suruga Yamasyou. Til next time!