"It always amazes me what miracles can happen with a lump of clay in just the right hands"
Many of the photos shown are in my collection. I will share what I learn about the kilns, artists, styles, and marks. This is a work in progress. Come along with me as I learn.
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Saturday, November 5, 2011
KOSOBE YAKI (古曽部焼き)-Ceramics of Osaka Prefecture
Kosobeyaki was a pottery with history from the 1600's. It was one of the seven favored wares of the great tea master Kobori Enshu. It eventually died out but was revived in 1979 in Takatsuki, Osaka. I had never heard of this kind of Japanese pottery and was happy to find this tea bowl. I thought at first it might be Karatsu but luckily the bowl came with "papers" explaining it. The artist is Yoshitaka Samukawa (1951-present). He is a noted artist in Japan.