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A handmade stoneware chawan (tea bowl) made to whisk matcha in. This bowl was made by Noritada Kimura, a great potter from one of Kyoto’s best known ceramic families.
This is a version of celadon which Noritada calls Hisui (meaning ‘Jade’) after its emerald colour. The bowl is immediately striking: first due to its shape, which is asymmetric and pinched in on three areas around the rim, and secondly because of the glaze which possesses a luminosity around the base which we very rarely encounter . The glaze is applied evenly and is smooth to the touch, with a lovely brown crazing effect around the outside and inside of the bowl and subtle ice-like layering.
This bowl also comes with a handmade wooden box made for the bowl with the potter’s name and style written on it in Kanji.
Approximate dimensions: 6cm height x 15cm diameter.
Noritada Kimura is an exciting young potter from one of the best known ceramic families in Kyoto. He has worked alongside his father Morinobu Kimura for many years at the family’s studio. This apprenticeship has allowed him to absorb much of his father’s skill and technique which can be seen in Noritada’s award winning work.
1968 born in Kyoto Iwakura
1989 graduated from Kyoto Ceramics College
1991 Father and Son Exhibition in Manjyudo in Kyoto
Showed at the Japan traditional Craft Kinki Show
1995 Asked to exhibit in a modern teaware exhibition
One-man show at Artspace Hachigen in Kyoto
Shortlisted for the Nisshin modern noodle bowl prize
1998 Took part in Hiamagurankai’98 in Sapporo Art Forest
2002 Father and son exhibition at Yokohama’s Sogo
Father and son exhibition at Utsuwaya Menami in Kyoto
One-man show in Kyoto and Fujisawa
1998 Exhibited with his brother Noriyuki at Yokohama’s Sogo Department Store
Won an award at the 50th Japan Traditional Craft Exhibition
2006 One-man show in Ginza Matsuya in Tokyo
2007 Solo show at gallery Eikosha in Tottori
Won an award at the 54th Japanese Traditional Craft Exhibition
2008 Showed at Tachikichi Gallery Kyoto
Kyoto and Little Kyoto, Postcard Teas, London
2009 Solo exhibition at Takashimaya in Kyoto
Solo show at Kyoto Ceramics Hall
Solo exhibition at Utsuwaya Menami, Kyoto
2010 Kimura Family exhibition at Alegre, Nara
2011 Solo exhibition Isetan, Shinjuku, Tokyo
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