A rare, one-off, hand painted, wooden mask by Japanese artist Yu Kobayashi.
Material: Carved from the artist's collection of wood which she finds on her daily walks along the shoreline by the black pine trees (see the film below). These are special and rare pieces of art that Yu Kobayashi has made exclusively for The Shop Floor Project. Her home is full of pieces of furniture which she has also made from found materials.
SIZE: 38 x 14 cm
"With the playfulness of an outsider artist, yet with the skill and understanding of a highly crafted ceramicist - her work is surprising and unique, referencing ancient cultures from Japan to Africa"
The Shop Floor Project first collaborated with the renowned Japanese ceramic artist, Yu Kobayashi in 2013, when we invited her to visit us to talk about her work.
Since then we have launched several online collections, hosted an exhibition, worked with The World of Interiors magazine to feature her home and studio in Makinohara and made a short film of her work.