Hananoki Nanban Bowl (Kazu Oba)


D9.75″ x H3.25” (2009)
Unglazed stoneware fired in the legendary Hananoki Kiln that was built by Koyama Fujio in Toki city, Gifu prefecture.
Handmade in Japan by Kazu Oba
Any clay impurities and unique marks contribute to the “landscape” of the piece and reflect its handmade nature.

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Ceramic artist Kazu Oba of Colorado was working as a restaurant cook for 15 years when he started paying attention to the vessels on which his food was being served on. He became a potter and apprenticed under Nakazato Takashi, master potter from Karatsu, Japan. Kazu’s creations appear quiet and modest at first glance. But as soon as they are used, you will quickly recognize that they are carefully crafted to enhance the food placed in them. His pots are perfect for the modern dining table with crisp and beguiling rims.