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Title

"Koku"


Artists

KONISHI Tozo

Japan

1948 -

Bizen ware

Japan


About

Konishi Tozo works in the traditional ceramic-producing centre of Bizen, Okayama, and has exhibited at regional and national shows, including the Exhibition of Japanese Traditional Arts and Crafts, since 1972. In 1989 he was awarded the prestigious Kaneshige Toyo prize. As with Inuyama Takuya [see Acc.no. 271.2004], his work shows a modern take on an ancient ceramic tradition: the donated vessel is executed in traditional high-fired Bizen stoneware, with its natural ash glaze effects and organic feel, but the intervention of the ceramic artist is keenly felt in the modern, angular, sculptural form (suggested by the name 'koku', which means 'carved' or 'sculpted').

Asian Art Department, AGNSW, 2004.


Details


Other Title

Bizen ware jar


Place where the work was made

Japan


Period

Heisei period 1989 - → Japan


Media category

Ceramic


Materials used

stoneware


Dimensions

38.0 x 35.0 cm


Credit

Gift of Rev. Muneharu Kurozumi 2004


Location

Not on display


Accession number

272.2004


Artist information

KONISHI Tozo

Works in the collection

1

Artist information

Bizen ware

Works in the collection

11


Place

Where the work was made
Japan