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Murakoshi Takuma Genso 27 Sencha Tea Cup Set
Please refer to our stock # 1737 when inquiring.
Dark streaks of cobalt create Franz Kline like muralography under the white sheets of feldspar covering this set of five sencha tea bowls by the Kyoto area outlaw potter Murakoshi Takuma. These are from his most recent Genso 27 series; Genso is atomic number, and the atomic number of cobalt is 27. Each bowl is roughly 9-9.5 cm diameter (just under 4 inches) and comes enclosed in a compartmentalized signed wooden box from the his most recent firing.
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. 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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