Hailing from a lineage of potters spanning 4 generations, Onishi Masafumi (b. 1980) embodies the legacy of his family's craft. As a dynamic and rising talent in the world of ceramics, his creations have garnered an enthusiastic following among collectors in Western regions. Onishi's distinctive style revolves around the artful fusion of wood firing and time-honored techniques, notably the "Oni Tamba" style, among others. Currently, he calls Tamba his home and creative sanctuary.
This particular black Tamba sake cup stands as a testament to Onishi's artistry. Its exquisite black leathery surface exudes purity, encapsulating the enduring essence that defines his ceramic masterpieces.
Artist Biography 1980 Born in Sasayama city, Hyogo prefecture. 2000 Graduated from Osaka University of Arts Junior College, Design and Arts Kogei. 2000 Trained Under Hiroshige Kato at Kasen Touen in Seto city. 2004 Started his own pottery work at Tanbun Kiln at Tamba Tachikui. 2005 First solo exhibition at Kakogawa department store.