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GANSUI

Gallery of Japanese contemporary ceramic art

2018

Ten Tea Bowls and Ten Guinomi cups
with one special piece


 

KENTARO MURAYAMA

WHITE KARATSU & ZAFFER INLAY

Aug.31(Fri) - Sep.09(Sun), 2018

Tori Yoshino tea bowl


 

WHITE KARATSU and ZAFFER INLAY


Sturdy and rustic Karatsu style is usually considered a good example of the WABI-SABI aesthetic.
But the work for this exhibition is different. Mr. Kentaro Murayama uses white and fine Karatsu clay that was dug out by machine from deeper layer in Karatsu area. I suggested him to produce aristocrat piece like KENJO-KARATSU with the fine white clay. He also made some zaffer-inlay pieces with this white clay. I am sure it was a challenging work.
KENJO-KARATSU: In Edo period Nabeshima Domain in Saga division allowed potters to live only in Arita area because too many potters caused the overexploitation of the natural resources. And Nabeshima Domain built a clan kiln for the teaware in Karatsu. The manufactured pottery at the clan kiln were well-selected. Special pieces were gifted to Tokugawa Shogunate as a tribute. People called those special pieces “KENJO(presented)- KARATSU”.

 

 



 

Kentaro Murayama(b.1978-)

1978 Born at KARATSU in Saga pref. Kyushu island.
After graduation from SAGA prefectual University of ceramic industry he learned at Mr.Kiyomi Kawakami's atelier.
2008 Built his own kiln in Karatsu.

 

 

 


GALLERY

 

White KARATSU tea bowl  (myk1808A)  JPY100,000(no tax included)

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White KARATSU tea bowl DM作品 (myk1808B)  JPY80,000(no tax included)

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White KARATSU tea bowl (myk1808D)  JPY80,000(no tax included)

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White KARATSU tea bowl (myk1808E)  JPY80,000(no tax included)

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White KARATSU tea bowl (myk1808F)  JPY80,000(no tax included)

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KARATSU GOKI tea bowl (myk1808K)  JPY100,000(税別) dia.14.5xh9cm

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Zaffer inlay tea bowl (myk1808G)  JPY80,000(no tax included)

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Zaffer inlay tea bowl (myk1808H)  JPY80,000(no tax included)

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Zaffer inlay tea bowl (myk1808I)  

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Zaffer inlay tea bowl (myk1808J)  

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GUINOMI & SAKAZUKI cup

White KARATSU cup (myk1808M)  

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White KARATSU cup (myk1808N)  

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White KARATSU cup (myk1808O)  

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White KARATSU cup (myk1808P)  

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White KARATSU cup (myk1808Q)  

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Zaffer inlay GUINOMI cup(myk1808R)  

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Zaffer inlay GUINOMI cup (myk1808S)  

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Zaffer inlay GUINOMI cup (myk1808T)  

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Zaffer inlay GUINOMI cup (myk1808U)  

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Zaffer inlay GUINOMI cup (myk1808V)  

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plus one

Writing material (myk1808W) An ink stone and a water dripper

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SQUIRE  

KARATSU white tea bowl (myk1808C)  JPY80,000(tax not included) dia.15.2xh8.2cm

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KARATSU KATADE tea bowl (myk1808L) JPY60,000(tax not included )  dia.14xh7.5cm

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