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
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.