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Robust and feudal style Ko-Iga style chawan by veteran potter, Kojima Kenji. This broad bowl has a strong, purposeful form which gentlely undulates around the pot and is seen in the roving lip and the chawan is finished with a classic foot as seen on many of Kojima's teabowls. The face and interior of the chawan have a nice deposit of ash with areas about the lip being covered in a soft, green ash with the rear of the chawan detailing both fire color, hi-iro and a nice clay flavor, tsuchi-aji. The bowl is in original condition with its signed wood box and measures 14.5 x 8.6cm.
Kojima Kenji (b.1953) apprenticed first in Bizen before returning to Iga where he has dedicated his life to the way of Ko-Iga. His works are fired to bring out the most of the clay and his forms where he has blended the old and the new while creating a unique vision and voice in the region. His works have been collected by public and private collections and he has exhibited widely and has been published in various catalogues, periodicals and books.