Here is a fascinating Chawan (tea bowl) made by Koie Ryoji, wild, rough and colorful, 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, rough, unique and dynamic. Its colors and its rawness is reminiscent of a wild landscape. As with many works by the famous artist, this piece’s dynamism conveys pure energy and raw strength. Through its glaze, rough texture and primitive markings, one gets the sense of the primary force that has shaped it through the craftsman’s lucid spirit. The authenticity and honesty of this potter’s works, as well as the feeling of freedom they radiate, have given him the recognition he deserves.
Koie Ryoji, born in 1938 in Tokoname, graduated the Tokoname industrial school and moved on to work at the City Ceramic Research Facility. In 1966 he established his own studio. Among many other prizes he won the Japan Ceramic Society Gold Award which is the most prestigious pottery prize in Japan. This 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.
No chips or cracks (only aesthetically intended natural inborn kiln cracks).
Size: 9,9 cm height x 13,4 cm in diameter.