Eisuke's Choice 2019

"Young Bamboo" Hanging Vase #Ki-25 by Kan Kishino

2" Diameter  19.5" Height

Wood Fired Stoneware

w/ Signed Wooden Box

Kan Kishino - Stoneware    Mie Prefecture

Yakishime, Ido, Kohiki techniques, Kan Kishino is the divine potter in pursuit of the imperial-style stoic Japanese ceramic arts. Kan Kishino continues to research ancient oriental pottery; his ability to gain insight from the antique craftsmanship cannot be surpassed even by certified experts. He takes the antique ware in his hands, carefully examines it - the shape of the inner part that dips in is certainly indicative of a potter of that time.
Furthermore, he looks at the way it's made and the materials to make inferences. For his own pieces, he's relentless and carries a heavy burden by constantly asking, "what is the meaning of making things?".
Kan Kishino's pieces are not reproductions. They are creations.