Kazuya Ishida

"Galaxy" Chawan (Tea Bowl) #02 - May 2024

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"Galaxy" chawan (Japanese tea bowl) in Bizen porcelain, by Kazuya Ishida from May 2024.

height: 10cm
diameter: 12cm
opening: 10cm
weight: 450g

Nb. this is a handmade piece and measurements are approximate.

Ceramic tea bowl.
Bizen porcelain.
Handmade in Japan.

See all our chawan by Kazuya Ishida.

About Bizen porcelain
Bizenware is traditionally made only with the dark brown clay of the Bizen area. However Kazuya is currently pioneering a new Bizen style featuring porcelain clay. On the edge of Bizen is the Tsuchihashi porcelain mine, whose raw material is normally crushed and highly processed for industrial ceramics and western style tableware. However Kazuya is now taking the same raw soil and rocks and processing them by hand in the traditional Bizen way, producing a unique, textured white clay he’s calling “Bizen porcelain”. This series is his first release featuring this stunning new material.

See all his work in Bizen porcelain, as well as our full selection by Kazuya Ishida.

Kazuya Ishida
was born into a family of potters in Bizen, Japan, where he still works and lives. He's a master at the traditional unglazed high temperature-fired bizen-style, and generously shares his knowledge around the world teaching kiln building, firing and pottery making.

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