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Kawasaki Chitaru âLight Cloudâ

Kawasaki Chitaru “Light Cloud”


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A cloud of terracotta clay floats over rays of white emanating down through the gray body of this object by Kawasaki Chitaru enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Light Cloud. The complete lack of glaze accentuates the rich color of the clay body, tiny “tombo-no-me” (dragonfly eyes) salting the surface. It is 20 x 12.5 x 23 cm (8 x 5 x 9 inches ) and in excellent condition, with the artist name and date engraved on the side.
Kawasaki Chitaru (born in Hiroshima, 1938) has dedicated his life since 1988 to promote the development of a pottery village in Bayat, Klaten, Central Java. Splitting his time between there and his position at Kyoto Seika University. Retired in 2008, and now serving as an Honorary Lecturer, he started to focus on education program by building and developing a craft school in that village. As an artist, he has done a lot of art activities and exhibitions since 1960. His latest solo exhibition “Knot, Connection, and String Playing” was exhibited in National Gallery, Jakarta, Indonesia, in 2012. Among other awards he was granted Grand Prix at the 1995 “1st Busan International Exhibition”, Busan, South Korea. In 1983 he garnered Silver in the Ceramic Design Competition organized by the Ministry of International Trade and Industry, and in 1982 his work was selected for the Japan Modern Ceramic Exhibition which traveled throughout Europe.