Yukiya Izumita’s Sekisoh Lidded Container is an exquisite example of Izumita’s use of material. The thin layering of the clay along a panel of marbled clay body is breathtaking. The intricate and meticulous care of the clay shows through this extravagant piece. With a matte glaze liner, this work is whole. Leaving the outside of the form bare, without the effect of the glaze, contrasts with the treated, matte surface inside. Like opening a precious box to reveal the treasures inside.