A spectacular large bowl of igneous texture displaying a swatch of slick ash like a wet stone wall by Kishimoto Kennin enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Iga Chawan. Truly a magnificent work, it recalls memories deep in the forest, at some shrine carved into the walls of a crystalline waterfall, unvisited and overgrown with moss. The wide form fits pleasantly into the palm, and the masterful craftsmanship of this artist is obvious.
Size, D 13.3 x 14.4 cm H 9.9 cm
Kishimoto Kennin has been working with clay since the 1950s, devouring styles along the way. Seto, Oribe, Iga and Celadon, all very different approaches which he masters one at a time, extending his unique view of the arts to new realms, and moving on to the next challenge when his appetite and personal genius has been satiated. He was exhibited and prized at the National Japanese Crafts Exhibition (Nihon Dento Kogei Ten), National Ceramics Exhibition (Nihon Togei Ten), Chunichi International Ceramics Exhibition (Chunichi Kokusai Togei Ten) and Asahi Togei Ten among others, and is held in several important international collections.