Koichiro Isezaki “Naru”

LIXIL Gallery 1 & 2

poster for Koichiro Isezaki “Naru”

This event has ended.

*LIXIL Gallery 1 & 2 is temporarily closed from Mar. 3 to Apr. 1.
※The exhibition period has been shortened. (Originally 2020/1/23–3/30).

Clay is the lifeblood of Bizen, it has long been thought. Bizen employs the most fine-textured clay among the so-called Six Ancient Kilns. Because Bizen clay cannot withstand sudden changes in temperature, firing temperatures need to be raised very slowly. Bizen clay roughly falls under yama-tsuchi (lit. mountain clay) and ta-tsuchi (paddy clay). The latter is stickier and more malleable, and fires to a finish that is widely considered the best in terms of allowing the intrinsic character of the clay shine through. Of course, not all Bizen artists use what is considered top-quality clay, but serious engagement with clay still remains a major preoccupation for many, one of whom is Koichiro Isezaki, a ceramicist who was born into a family of Bizen potters.

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from January 23, 2020 to March 02, 2020

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