Thick white vitrifies over bottomless black, creating a stark sense of drama on the torn form of this outstaniding work by world renowned potter Miwa Kazuhiko enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Kakan (Floral Crown). It is quite tall, and with a single flower would be an excellent complement to the alcove of a modern Tea Room. The raw red clay is visible benath where the glaze has crawled away to allow a peek inside.
Size, H 36.5 cm (14.1/4inches)
Kazuhiko likely needs no introduction. Born into the family of living National Treasure Miwa Kyusetsu, he was not only heavily influenced by his father, but by his 5 years at the San Francisco Art Institute where he was able to acquire a novel eye in his approach toward the traditional Hagi style. He has a list of exhibitions much too long to state here, both inside and outside Japan. And although of course he fires traditional tea wares as would be expected of the family, he is also very much interested in ceramic sculpture, and it is the blending of these two tastes which give his work such a vibrant dynamic.