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A handmade, glazed pottery tea cup from Kimura Noritada, a great Kyoto potter.
As a Kyoto potter Noritada has a freedom to make cups in many different styles, and this is his take on Karatsu, a glaze that originated in Korea and was popularised in the town of Karatsu in Kyushu. This is a powerful style of cup, showcasing one of the primary hallmarks of Korean Karatsu-ware – the interplay between dripping dark and light contrasting glazes – here manifesting as a metallic brown/black glaze on the bottom of the cup and a cream/white glaze on the top, turning indigo where they meet.
Dimensions: 9cm height x 8.5cm diameter. Volume: ~300mls
Please note – all cups are sold individually and are individual pieces, so if there is a certain cup you would like or if you would like to look at our whole selection please email us at email@example.com. If a cup is out of stock it may take up to 4 months to have your cup handmade and shipped to you. The shapes and colours may vary.
Noritada Kimura is an exciting 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