Image: (c) Daisuke Iguchi
Daisuke Iguchi’s works of art resemble artefacts of bygone eras. He is embracing the concept of Sabi – an admiration of that which is old and faded. Daisuke developed his artistic process to create an aesthetic of the wearing effect of time on all things. A multi-step process of applying ashes, precise firings, and polishing creates a skin on his hand-build vessels resembling patinated iron and moss-covered stones. Daisuke’s characteristic patterns of parallel lines emphasise the modern and elegant shapes of the vessels. These patterns also have a sense of familiarity and historical resemblance to them. Daisuke’s works of art are comforting in their aesthetic, tactile, warm and strangely familiar, yet modern and created through a thoughtful technique by an incredible craftsman.