Face Vase with Veins by Jonathan Yamakami
This handbuilt vase in the shape of a head is as enigmatic as it is beautiful, while also being functional. Made from a dark brown clay body that reads as black, with white slip inlay, the exterior is unglazed for a matte finish, while the interior is glazed to hold water. Measures approx. 6.5 inches high x 4.25 inches wide.
Jonathan Yamakami is a ceramist based in Los Angeles, CA. His handbuilt and wheelthrown vessels are inspired by sea creatures, botanical life, and other figures from his childhood in São Paulo, Brazil. Also an accomplished graphic designer, Jonathan creates his ceramic work at a small, communal studio in Culver City. His work has been showcased in local galleries and at Craft Contemporary's annual Clay LA marketplace.