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Kamada Kōji

glazed water jar with semi-globular base, flaring neck, and recessed lid with arched handle
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Born 1948, Kyoto, Japan

KAMADA KŌJI is known for his mastery of the difficult tenmoku (oil spot and rabbit’s hair) glaze, a technique that originated in 10th century Song Dynasty China and entered Japan during the Muromachi period two centuries later. Kamada has revitalized the technique by applying the traditional glaze to his modernized, but still functional, teaware that challenge the concepts of balance and presence. His works serve as an updated canvas for these established glaze techniques, allowing form and glaze to beautifully complement one another. He is constantly experimenting with new variations on this ancient glaze creating an amazing array of silver, gold, copper, blue, purple and pink variations.

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