Here is a large stoneware rectangular shaped platter by celebrated contemporary artist Kakurezaki Ryuichi (b. 1950-).
The combining of clays, as well as the ash glaze effects, renders this a stunning piece of art. Viewed as both art, as well as utilitarian, you get the essence of the beautiful Japanese aesthetic at work.
Measurements: 32" length x 15.5" wide x 6" high.
Kakurezaki Ryuichi is an internationally recognized artist.
While he works within the tradition of Bizen, his work is quite aesthetically different from conventional Bizen wares. His fresh and independent vision has inspired other potters to contend with classical forms, and has already established a standard of his own.
“I do not intend to create something avant-garde in the Bizen style. My works are always functional, and I create ‘crafts’ that are indispensable for everyday life. I think it important that professional potters should create something in response to the needs of our society. My preference is to be seen as a craftsman whose work is avant-garde, rather than an avant-garde artist.”.