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Kuro Bizen Chawan by Isezaki Koichiro


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When you hold this piece in your hands, first contact, you get it.  A Rey unusual and organic form by Isezaki Koichiro enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Hikidashiguro Chawan.  It has been a pleasure to watch over the last 30 years the reinvigoration in pottery in Japan, an explosion of innovation which seems exponential.  It continues to blossom bigger every year.  The potters are so technically skilled and taking an original approach to the ceramic arts.  Isezaki Koichiro is a front runner among them. 
Size, W 13.5 x 14 cm ( 5.3 x 5.5 inches)  H 11.5 cm ( 4.5 inches) 
Condition, Excellent 
Isezaki Koichiro was born the son of living national treasure Isezaki Jun.  He graduated the sculpture department of Tokyo Zokei University and then apprenticed under American artist Jeff Shapiro, incorporating much blending of western and eastern thought into his work.  He returned to Japan in 2000 to work under his father, and was first accepted into the Tanabe museum Sculptrual forms in Tea Exhibition two years later.