Oribe is highly prized in Japanese culture ... and these pieces are no exception!
Definitely for the collectors.
We can feel water trickling down ancient stones and earth into a beautiful pool of cooling blue water.
width: 14 cm
See also by the same artist - this incredible Shino Katakuchi.
We also are lucky to have work by a similar Japanese artist, Kazuhiro Fukushima - this sublime Footed Square Dish.
Tetsuya creates his pieces in a wood fired anagama kiln in Fujinomiya, Shizuoka Prefecture.
The DEA Store is the official stockist of Tetsuya Kowari work in Australia.
More Information About The Artist
The mystery of flame work - Oribe, Shino, Bizen and Shigaraki.
Tetsuya Kowari's work is instantly recognisable, organically shaped in the extreme, forms being a dramatic clash of architecture and clay. Extraordinary vessels, sakè and tea drinking ware that are almost too sculptural to use - however they are all designed for use, whether it’s daily or a daily contemplation of their incredible visual appeal.
Born in Shizuoka Prefecture in 1970, Tetsuya Kowari graduated in Architecture of Meji University Engineering Department in 1992 and acquired his Master of Architecture in 1996. In 1999 he built his own Anagama wood fired kiln (tunnel kiln) in Fujinomiya in 1999.
Tetsuya-san has accepted 16 prizes from the Japan Fine Arts Exhibition and in 2018 earned the Award of Special Recommendation. Kowari-san has won numerous awards and appointments and presides as a judge over many exhibitions.
In 2021 he received the Shizuoka Prefecture Cultural Encouragement Award at the Shizuoka Prefectural Office.
It is an honour and a privilege to represent the work of Tetsuya Kowari in Australia.