This attractive statuette was made by Unokawa Kazumasa, a potter whose works reflect the fluidity of the ever-changing universe. Here, the hinted silhouette of a woman seems to be forever taking shape, between past and future, within a timeless space. Unokawa Kazumasa is a master of the rigorous Tenmoku pottery, which quite literally offers glimpses of the cosmos, but he has veered to work more freely on pieces that can better express his poetry as a true artist.
Unokawa Kazumasa, born in Nara in 1952, not far from Kyoto, is a master craftsman of Tenmoku pottery. He never had a mentor and let “the clay, the kiln, the fire and nature be his teachers”. As a true artist, he allows the clay to express itself through him and engages it in a creative dialogue from which are born heavenly gems. Unokawa Kazumasa says: “There are various faces and personalities in pottery, which I see. They reveal themselves to me as I carefully come face-to-face with them.” Unokawa-sensei regularly holds exhibitions in Osaka and Nara, among other Japanese cities. And he was even made an honorary citizen of Santa Cruz, after an exposition there, in 1988.
The statuette is in perfect condition. It is signed and will be shipped in a signed wooden box (please allow for a few weeks for the box to be made and signed.
Dimensions: 6.5 x 25.5 cm; weight 350g (2.6 x 10.2 in; 12.3 oz)
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