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GANSUI

Gallery of Japanese contemporary ceramic art

2019

Ten Tea Bowls and Ten Guinomi cups
with one special piece


 

Baking White Clay

With class

Tomohisa Obana

 

Fri.30th.Aug. - Sun.08th.Sep., 2019

 

WITH CLASS

Tomohisa Obana(b.1983-) was attracted to old Kyoto pottery of 100 years ago. The most beautiful and sophisticated things were created and distributed in Kyoto. Obana found out the beauty of the fundamental factor of the pottery, the shape and the texture of the clay. He started collecting no-painted old Kyoto ware. After years of research and trials, he said he finally mastered pleasing style of the rim of white clay vessels. To show the soft and comfortable surface of the vessels, Obana bakes the biscuit firing (or "bisque firing") in the high temperature(ca. 1100 - 1200 degree) at first. Then secondary he bakes in the lower temperature after glazing(glost firing). That will evoke the moderate and beautiful changing of the appearance, we suppose.

Old Kyoto ware
There were some sorts of old Kyoto firing that has disappeared. Awata, Yasaka, Otowa, Omuro, Mizorogaike and Shugakuin etc. They are the name of the area where the old Kyoto wares were produced. The old Kyoto vessels were covered with almost-invisible fine cracking lines on the glaze. Those fine cracking lines would turned to be khaki lines after several years of usage.

 

 


Tomohisa Obana
1983 Born in Kyoto
2005 Graduated from Kyoto Saga University of Art
2007 Worked at Darren Damonte's atelier in Shiga pref.
2008 Moved to Shigaraki
2011 Moved to Iga, Otowa in Mie pref.

Exhibition at GANSUI Gallery
2017 "Pathway with treaures"


GALLERY

TEA BOWLS

OTOWA is the name of a district where Tomohisa Obana lives.

OTOWA white tea bowl (obt190951)

φ14.2xh7.2cm  with wooden box JPY60,000

OTOWA white tea bowl(obt190952)

φ13xh8.3cm  with wooden boxJPY60,000

OTOWA white tea bowl(obt190953)

φ14.1xh8.1cm with wooden box JPY60,000

OTOWA white tea bowl(obt190954)

φ11.5xh9.5cm with wooden box  JPY60,000

OTOWA white tea bowl(obt190955)

φ14xh7.7cm with wooden box  JPY60,000

OTOWA white tea bowl(obt190956)

φ12.8xh9cm with wooden box  JPY60,000

OTOWA white tea bowl(obt190957)

φ13.9xh8.8cm  with wooden box  JPY60,000

OTOWA white tea bowl(obt190958)

φ13.3xh7.7cm  with wooden box  JPY60,000

OTOWA white tea bowl(obt190959)

φ9.8x12.4cm  with wooden box  JPY60,000

OTOWA white tea bowl(obt190960)

 φ16.5x9.5cm with wooden box  JPY60,000

TANZAKU ( 短 冊 : Rectangle board)


TANZAKU : A rectangle message board ...Ordinary strip of paper with beautiful culigraphy. We use TANZAKU as hanging ornament showing seasonal messeages.Tanzaku with a poem was used as a brief letter 1000 years ago.
On TANABATA star festival (7th of July) we describe our desires on a TANZAKU paper slip and attach on the banboo.

 

dimension: 38.5x5cm 

JPY35,000 each piece

 

Sample of arrangement. This wooden boad is not for sale. (Because it is hand-made one by Obana and it seems too fragile to use daily.

Flower vase


MITATE : Resembled tea bowl

Larger work for just call a tea bowl...

 

Resembled tea bowl(obt190961) φ16.7xh9cm with a wooden box

JPY50,000

Resembled tea bowl(obt190962) φ18.8xh6.8cm with a wooden box

JPY50,000

Resembled tea bowl(obt190963) φ13.2xh9.4cm with a wooden box

JPY50,000

Resembled tea bowl(obt190964) φ17.8xh8.5cm with a wooden box

JPY50,000

Resembled tea bowl(obt190965) φ16xh9.8cm with a wooden box

JPY50,000

LARGE BOWL   Larger bowls

JPY35,000

Bowl(obt190966) φ18.2xh9.1cm Bowl(obt190967)
φ16.9xh9.5cm
bowl(obt190968)
φ17xh9.5cm

 

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GANSUI Gallery
Open on Fri,Sat,Sun (Mon)
gallery hours: 12:00 - 19:00
Excel Horikawa 1F
653 Shimotenjin-cho, Kamigyo-ku
Kyoto 602-0074 JAPAN


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