This attractive chawan (tea bowl) was made by one of Japan’s best known contemporary potters: Koie Ryoji. As with many works by the famous artist, this piece’s dynamism conveys pure energy and raw strength. Through its white 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, 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, except for a tiny crack (see picture 10). That is not uncommon on pieces by Koie Ryoji; it only underlines the rawness and authenticity of his work. The bowl will be shipped in a signed box.
The listed price includes shipping by EMS (with insurance and tracking). Dimensions: 15.5 x 6.5 cm (6.2 x 2.6 in); weight 360g (12.6 oz)
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