With my work I try to represent the emotions in this world. The sadness, anger and the dark emotions that can’t be described by words. When I tried to shape those directly, it took the form of a person naturally. The pieces are not supposed to be practical tools but rather a medium to representing who I am. I craft those to grow closer to people’s hearts.
Eisuke's Choice 2019
7.25" Diameter 0.75" Height
Stoneware, Wood Fired
Made in Hokkaido, Japan
Originally from Kanagawa prefecture, Kazuhiko Kudo chose to be based out of Asahi-kawa in Hokkaido because of the soil called, Kenbuchi clay.
Never used for ceramics, this clay is roughly 200 million years old, and about 45,000 years ago it came to Japan through Siberia.
It became a question of how this clay can be used, and as a result of five years work, the utterly original yellow kohiki was developed.
As its name implies, it is the kohiki technique with traces of yellow, however, like the land in Hokkaido, there is strength in the material.
This past year, he built a wood-fire kiln. From that vast serene nature grows a powerfully strong, deep, and dynamic expression.