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GANSUI

Gallery of Japanese contemporary ceramic art

2017

Ten Tea Bowls and Ten Guinomi cups
with one special piece


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HIRO & JUN AJIKI

TEN bowls and TEN cups

"LAPIS"

Salt galze pottery

June.30(Fri.) - July.09(Sun), 2017

Ryoji Koie

 

 

Hiro Ajiki is a potter who makes only tea bowls. When he was young, he dreamed to be a wandering painter. His canvas turned to be a tea bowl. He presents his life with tea bowls. As his style is not uniformed, it is difficult to introduce him in a bief. His imagination is always traveling the world and ages.
I can say his work is fantastic. His work always sedates me to some unknown worlds.

I visited Mr. Ajiki's atelier to discover a new world and he showed me a piece with cutting glass style. There are galss tea bowls but they don't fit to use with hot water. But the one is all right for boiling water. That was Jun Ajiki's work.

Jun carves lines with a chisel. It takes long time to finish one piece. I felt something in his honest work. Jun Ajiki is on his way to find his style. This is the first step for him, I think. As his father Hiro has very unique style, I hope Jun keeps creating his own.

 

 

 

 

Hiro Ajiki

1948 Born in Shimane pref.

1969 Dropped out from Musashino Art University in Tokyo.
1971-73 Wandered around Europe, Africa and Asia.
1975 Built his studio at Shimane pref.

1981-83 Traveled again to Egypt, Pakistan, India and Nepal
1984 Built semi-underground kiln (anagama) in Hirata, Shimane Prefecture.
Traveled to the United States
2005 Work entered the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art
2006 A tea ceremony in Germany
2010 A show at the Luis Barragan House and Museum in Mexicoso
2012 Making tea bowls at Santiniketan
2013 Solo exhibition of tea bowls at Joan Marvis gallery in New York
2013 Tea ceremony “BASARA” at Shinjuku KAKIDEN gallery in Tokyo
"Masterpieces of contemporary tea bowls” at Musée Tomo in Tokyo
2014 “Collaboration with Cactai” at Koubou IKUKO in Okayama
2015 Tea ceremony “Cubisme” at Shinjuku KAKIDEN gallery in Tokyo
2016 Awarded encouragement prize at the Tanabe Museum of Art (BASARA tea bowl)
Solo exhibitions and tea ceremonies in France and in Germany


Award:
1987 Grand Prize, Modern Tea Forms Exhibition (Chanoyu zōkei ten),
Tanabe Museum of Art, Matsue, Shimane Prefecture. The annual exhibition, established in 1984, celebrated the fifth anniversary of the museum. The competition is juried by many of Japan's top critics, most prominently by Hayashiya Seizo. Hundreds of works are submitted each year for the six-member jury (again won in 2000 and 2003). This prize-winning teabowl was later acquired by the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
1996 Sen Sōshitsu Prize, 4th Tankō Biennial for Tea Ceramics
1998 Encouragement Award, 5th Tankō Biennial for Tea Ceramics
2000 Excellency Award, Tanabe Museum of Art, Matsue, Shimane Prefecture
2003 Encouragement Award at Tanabe Museum of Art, Matsue, Shimane Prefecture

Public Collection:
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore


 

 

 

JUN AJIKI

1982

Born in Shimane pref.

Education

2001

Graduated from KIBI-GAKUEN high school dpt. of cearmic art
2003 Learned about SHINO potteries at Mr. Tadao Kumatani in Gifu pref.
2004 Learned potteries as a pupil of Mr. Hiro Ajiki, his father
Awards
2006 "CHA-NO-YU ZO-KEI" competition in TANABE MUSEUM Of ART( also in 2007, 2009, 2010)

 

 

GALLERY

HIRO AJIKI

TEA BOWLS

 

RAPIS tea bowl(ajh170701)
Φ16xh8.5cm

JPY150,000

RAPIS tea bowl(ajh170702)
Φ16.5xh8.5cm

JPY150,000(税込)

RAPIS tea bowl(ajh170703)
Φ16.5xh8.5cm

JPY150,000(税込)

RAPIS tea bowl(ajh170704)
Φ17xh10cm

JPY150,000(税込)

RAPIS tea bowl(ajh170705)
Φ14.5xh9.5cm

JPY150,000

cup
   
plus one

Savor of crimson
(ajh17ps1)
Φ13.4xh9cm

JPY300,000(税込)

Savor of crimson
(ajh17ps2)
Φ6.5xh8.8cm

JPY40,000

Savor of crimson
(ajh17ps3)
7.5x6.5xh5cm

JPY40,000

Hanging Scroll 驟雨江南
   

 

JUN AJIKI

TEA BOWLS

 

RAPIS carved tea bowl
(ajj170709)
Φ13xh11cm

JPY120,000(税込)

RAPIS carved tea bowl
(ajj170710)
Φ13.5xh12cm

JPY100,000(税込)

RAPIS carved tea bowl
(ajj170711)
Φ13xh11.5cm

JPY100,000(税込)

RAPIS carved tea bowl
(ajj170712)
Φ13.5xh11.5cm

JPY100,000(税込)

RAPIS carved tea bowl
(ajj170713)
Φ12xh12cm

JPY100,000(税込)

SQUIRES

 
cups

Vase

   

 

Ajiki Hiro
"Savor of crimson" tea bowl by Hiro Ajiki

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GANSUI Gallery
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653 Shimotenjin-cho, Kamigyo-ku
Kyoto 602-0074 JAPAN

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