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Objet by Unokawa Kazumasa

Objet by Unokawa Kazumasa

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Kami-cho 2-2-6, Ageo-shi
Saitama-ken, Japan 362-0037

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90,000 yen - EMS shipping included

I was so attracted by that objet the first time I saw it, I must have looked at it for quite some time without saying a word. The pictures are a good representation, yet do not convey the experience of being in its presence. The artist, remaining true to its cosmic connection, has created a magical, almost mystical piece.

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 objet is in perfect condition and will be shipped in a signed wooden box (please allow for a few weeks for the box to be made and signed). Dimensions: 14 x 22 cm (5.6 x 8.8 in); weight 1.5 kg (3.3 lbs)

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