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Kakurezaki Ryuichi Bizen Chawan

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An incredible organic shape by Kakurezaki Ryuichi enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled simply Bizen-Chawan.  The tea bowl looks as if it were sculpted with the fire, perhaps poured molten out of the flames and solidified naturally into this form.  About it clings a thick palet of ash, like lichen on a stone glistening under the melted frost.  Folds in the clay and flaws under the heavy ash deposit create tension and explore themes of nature and age and a powerful order beyond human touch. 
Size, D 12.1 cm  H 11.4  cm
Condition, Excellent 
Kakurezaki Ryuichi is one of the most well known of Bizen potters, he is interestingly originally not from Bizen but far off Nagasaki, which seems to have gifted him with the ability to see the clays potential beyond conventional form.  He graduated the Osaka University of Fine Arts, then enjoyed a long apprenticeship under Bizen Living National Treasure Isezaki Jun before opening his own kiln in 1986.  Combining traditional technique with modern architectural form, He was recipient of the Japan Ceramics Society Award, Grand Prize at the Fifth Contemporary Tea Ceremony Utensils Exhibition, Tanabe Museum and has a list of public and private exhibitions which go beyond this brief add, including a showing in New York this year. His works are held in the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum of London, National Ceramic Museum of France and the Tanabe Museum among others.