Here is yet another fascinating chawan (tea bowl) made by Koie Ryoji, one of the best internationally known contemporary Japanese potters. It is another embodiment of the artist’s spirit, with a shape that remains free and moving. And even though the white mark on the bowl seems to give it a focal point, the carved lines on its body are as always fluid and dynamic.
Koie Ryoji, born in 1938 in Tokoname, is a true artist who finds inspiration in anything, and his creations are expressions of his will to constantly redefine his work and surprise the viewers. Koie Ryoji’s reputation extends beyond Japan. He has exposed his works in many renowned national and international venues.
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The chawan is in perfect condition. A small hole, made prior to firing, appears inside the bowl (picture 9), and a point of light can be seen through it, but the chawan does not leak. It seems that translucent glaze blocks the cavity in true Koie Ryoji magic . The bowl will be shipped in a signed box. The cloth used to wrap the bowl inside the box is also signed (picture 12)
The listed price includes shipping by EMS (with insurance and tracking). Dimensions: 13 x 9 cm (5.2 x 3.6 in); weight 445g (15.6 oz)
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