We are especially concentrating on quality works of art for use in or pertaining to the aesthetics of Japanese Tea.
One of a kind Kuro Bizen Chawan Tea Bowl by Kakurezaki Ryuichi
Please refer to our stock # 377 when inquiring.
This is everything we could hope for in a bowl by this esteemed artist, Kakurezaki Ryuichi enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Kuro Chawan . It has a superb organic form, texture and the imperfectly torn sides coated. Blue-gray ash separated from the raw dark clay by a thin bead of pale brown color. The wide base and low stance create a very powerful presence. This is a great opportunity to acquire a very special piece by this artist.
Size, D 13.6 cm H 9.5 cm
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.
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