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Kazunori Ohnaka Bowl 16


Dimensions: W 21cm x H 6cm 

Materials: Shigarki "信楽" clay

Method:  Hand built

Care: Not watertight, to clean dust lightly with a cloth



Contemporary ceramicist Kazunori Ohnaka crafted this restrained and distinctive bowl using Shigarki clay. Its finish consists of multiple layers of alternating earthy umber hues, artistically worked by hand and tool to attain a patinated, metal-like surface with history and depth. A glaze is then applied using a brush, sponge or by the hand of the artist. Ohnaka’s unique and masterful firing process allows him to achieve a sublime and aged surface. The materials chosen by the artist specifically influence the techniques and tools required to realise the work. Ohnaka believes it is a collaborative work between the creator and the user, that the forms are complete when explored and shared. Imbuing these methodologies into his practice has resulted in an original and dynamic body of work. This delicate bowl is shallow in form, raised by a narrow, perfectly executed foot at its base. Its minimalistic burnished surface subtly glimmers and brings a presence to any room.


About the Artist

Ceramicist Kazunori Ohnaka lives and works in Yamaguchi. Influenced by ancient Japanese objects and the concept of ‘Yūgen’, meaning ‘mysterious profundity’, Ohnaka’s energetic ceramics are made with a distinctive clay and firing process to create a sense of incompleteness that suggests the passage of time. He hopes that these objects come to life once again in the hands of their users.

Kazunori Ohnaka Bowl 16



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