This round, stoneware bonsai pot was crafted with a white, porcelaneous stoneware clay. It was hand-painted by Canadian artist, Ashley Keller, and features her two unique takes on a Japanese inspired Hannya mask.
The expression of a Hannya mask is at the same time demonic, angry, frightening, dangerous and tormented, sad, heartbreaking, melancholic and sorrowful. Traditionally worn in Japanese theatre, Hannya begins as a normal female character, but when she is betrayed, she becomes a demon.
Using a Korean carving knife, Ashley first creates the intricate, fine-line illustration on semi-wet clay. The carving is inlaid with black underglaze and the pot is fired to a semi-porous state. After the first firing, Ashley sands the pot and hand-paints the surface with additional colours to create depth and bring life to the initial line work. Finally, the painting is sealed with clear glaze and fired to achieve to 2250 degrees Fahrenheit.
- 3.4" diameter x 3.5" height x 2.75" interior depth
- 8.6cm diameter x 8.9cm height x 7cm interior depth
- Weight 0.31 kg / 0.7 lbs
- Durable stoneware clay fired to 2250 degrees Fahrenheit for frost-resistance
- One central drainage hole
- Two wire holes
- Footed bottom for air circulation below the bonsai tree featuring three uniquely designed cloud feet
- One of a kind artwork made from pure craftsmanship without the use of forms or molds
- Marked with the chop of Canadian artist, Ashley Keller and individually numbered on the bottom
- Pot #18095