Kuwata Takuro makes the most characteristic pottery we have ever seen, and when you look at this spectacular piece it is easy to understand why.
This is his Ki-Ji Kinsai Chawan which comes with his originally with his seal, calligraphy and fingerprint signed wooden box.
Takuro surely needs no introduction. He was born in 1981 in Hiroshima and graduated from the Department of Fine Arts at Kyoto Saga University in 2001. After that he started studying under Susumu Zaima in 2002. Currently he is working in his studio in Toki City, Gifu Prefecture.
He had so many exhibitions, for example in New York, Brussels and London. Major group exhibitions include 'Bubble Wrap' (Contemporary Art, Museum Kumamoto, 2018), 'Murakami Takeshi's Superflat Consideration on Contemporary Ceramics' (Towada Art Center, Aomori, 2017), 'Japanese Kogei I Future Forward' (Museum of Arts and Design, New York, 2015) and 'Art Crafting towards the Future' (21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, 2012).
His work is collected by the Boca Raton Museum of Art in Florida, the Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Springs, the Rubell Family Collection in Miami, the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art in Kanazawa, the University of Michigan Museum of Art in Ann Arbor, the Mashiko Museum of Ceramic Art in Kanazawa, the METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART in New York, the Rakusuitei Museum of Art in Toyama.
The prices for his art are very, very high - and the value will still rise higher. Currently a similar tea bowl is offered at the Design Miami Gallery for 19.000 USD. Please refer to the last picture and click
Size: 10,9 cm height x 13,8 cm in diamter.