His beginnings a metal-carving designer add a unique sensibility to his techniques. His works harmoniously balance the warmth of traditional ceramics and the cool, novel textures of metal. In his pieces, you'll find bold colorings of silver, red, and gray along with exquisitely controlled glazing.
4 3/8" Width x 3 1/2" Height
Stoneware, Wood Fired
Made in Japan
Amano in Wakayama Prefecture
It was in 1974 that they built a kiln on the Land in Amano in Ito County near Mt. Koya in Kii Providence. Located in the middle of the mountains on Kii Peninsula, south of Kyoto, Osaka, and Nara, the place has a trace of human settlement dating back to 25,000 years ago.
His clay texture is simplicity itself; the shape of his pieces gives us the impression of his playfulness and decisiveness, as if their shape was unintentional. In addition, his unique appearance makes a strong first impression.