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Ash Glazed Bowls, Tableware by Renowned Murakoshi Takuma
Please refer to our stock # 1639 when inquiring.
Sold, Thank you!
Sold, Thank you!
A set of small wan-gata ash glazed bowls with splashes of iron flaring over the rim by Murakoshi Takuma. 12 cm diameter (5 inches), 7 cm (2-3/4 inches) deep and in excellent condition, directly from the artist this autumn. These are surprisingly regular in shape, unusual for this artist known for his eccentric throwing practice. Still, the clay is blended with a great deal of shiseki, causing these white foamy bubbles on the surface unique to Shigaraki clay. Up the sides we can feel the finger grooves, traces of the potter left behind as he threw them. We have currently not had a box made for these to keep the price and shipping fee down, but one can be prepared if desired at cost.
Murakoshi Takuma is one of those enigmas who simply lives to work with clay. He does not seek to make a living through pottery, but through his primal approach has earned a following which keeps his work in high demand. If there is anything he is known for, it is without a doubt his legendary status among restaurants and Izakaya as the man to make your food presentation perfect. He was born in Aichi prefecture in 1954 and began his stroll down the pottery path in 1980 under the tutelage of Kyoto potter Umehara Takehira. Favoring very rough Shigaraki glaze, he established his own kiln in 1997 in the Kiyomizu pottery district of Kyoto, then moved to Nagaoka in 2002. Although eschewing the world of competitive exhibitions, he has been picked up by many of Japan’s preeminent galleries, including private exhibitions at the prestigious Kuroda Toen of Tokyo’s Ginza District.
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