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Collection

ISEZAKI Jun

(Japan 1936 – )

Bizen ware

(Japan  – )

Title
"Kabura Tokkuri"
Other titles:
Bizen ware bottle
Place of origin
Japan
Period
Heisei period 1989 - → Japan
Media category
Ceramic
Materials used
stoneware
Dimensions

26.2 x 22.0 x 6.3 cm

Credit
Gift of Rev. Muneharu Kurozumi 2004
Accession number
274.2004
Location
Not on display
Further information

Isezaki Jun comes from a famous Bizen potting dynasty and produces both highly orthodox tea forms and abstract, sculptural works. In July he was designated a Living National Treasure, the highest accolade for a Japanese ceramic artist. The donated piece is a traditional sake bottle shape, inspired by 16C forms and fired with great skill in a simple 'anagama' kiln to achieve an effect known as 'hidasuki' (whereby sections of the vessel are wrapped with straw, which leave flashes of red when they burned off).

Asian Art Department, AGNSW, 2004.