(Japan 1936– )
26.2 x 22.0 x 6.3cm
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.