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SOLD | SHIMIZU Keiichi | White Tamba Flower Vase

SHIMIZU Keiichi 清水圭一(1962- )
White Tamba Flower Vase, 白丹波花器 「玄」
H19.3” x W14.5” x D6.5”, 49 x 37 x 16.5cm
Stoneware
With Signed Wood Box

Did you say Tamba? One of the Six Old Kilns that revolutionized firing technology in the 17th century, the Tamba kilns specialize in large storage jars.
The feeling of Shimizu's work is like the spring breeze that blows through this ancient land: his swift graceful line, his sensitive ashes flowing on textured clay, his expressive shadows, his white clay highlight line-every detail is carefully and expertly attended.
Each vessel has its own unique geometry, a distinct composition of sweeping angles and lines that come together exceptionally. Shimizu combines this inherent geometry with the feel of nature, utilizing soft earthen colors and curving organic lines. This marriage of the geometric and the organic speaks to the contemporary nature of Shimizu's work.A fourth generation potter, Shimizu carries his family torch to a new level. He begins with rich mountain clay, adding in Kyoto clay as he works. He builds up his vessels with slabs rather then throwing them on a wheel so that he can achieve these distinctive clean, sharp forms. The finish effect comes from his use of both gas and wood kilns, which together produce a rich, earthy surface. Shimizu uses white clay to highlight certain aspects of his work, creating another dimension for the viewer to enjoy.Shimizu's courage and vision have won him many awards, including the Grand Prize of Hyogo and the Award of Excellence in Tanabe Museum Cha-no-yu Show.

Bravo Shimizu San!

Public Collection:
Morikami Museum

1986       Hyogo Prefecture Art and Craft Show
1989       Governor’s Award, Hyogo Prefecture Art and Craft Show
1991        Japan Modern Art and Craft Show
1992        Solo show, Gallery Totosho, Osaka
               Japan Modern Art and Craft Show
1993        Kinki Division Award, Japan Modern Art and Craft Show
               Japan Craft Show
1994        Recognition Award, Saga Daikakuji Flower & Ceramics Show
               Asahi Craft Show
               Yaki-Shime-ten open competition
               NITTEN Show
1995        Solo show, Gallery Ogawa, Kyoto
               Kinki Division Award, Japan Modern Art and Craft Show
               Japan Craft Show
               NITTEN Show
               Director’s Award, Kyoto Chamber of Commerce
               Daikakuji Award, Daikakuji Flower and Ceramics Show
1996        Solo show, Gallery Kobe Daimaru, Kobe
               NITTEN Show
               Osaka Mayor’s Award, Osaka Craft Show
1997        Solo show, Gallery Osaka Mitsukoshi, Osaka
               NITTEN Show
               Recognition Award, Cha-no-yu Show, Tanabe Museum
1998        Solo show, Gallery Kobe Daimaru, Kobe
               Recognition Award, Cha-no-yu Show, Tanabe Museum
1999        Solo show, Gallery Kobe Daimaru, Kobe
               Japan Craft Show
2000        2-person show, Touching Stone Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico
2001        Grand Prize for Hyogo Prefecture Art & Crafts Show
2002        Modern Craft Award, Japan Modern Art & Crafts Show
2004        Touching Stone Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico
               Kobe Club, Kobe
2006        Solo show, Touching Stone Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico
2007        Recognition Award, Kikuchi Biennial
               Solo show, Gallery Kintetsu, Yottkaichi
               Solo show, Gallery Daimaru, Tottori
2008        Solo show, Touching Stone Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico
               Solo show, Gallery Kandori, Tokyo
2009        Recognition Award, Kikuchi Biennial
               Recognition Award, Cha-no-yu Show, Tanabe Museum
               Solo show, Gallery Kobe Daimaru, Kobe
2010        Solo show, Gallery Kandori, Tokyo
               Excellence Award, Cha-no-yu Show, Tanabe Museum
               Solo show, Watanabe Fine Art Gallery, Osaka
2011        Solo show, Gallery Kobe Daimaru, Kobe
               Recognition Award, Cha-no-yu Show, Tanabe Museum
               Recognition Award, Japan Ceramic Art Exhibition
2012        Solo show, Touching Stone Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico
2013        Selected for 22nd Japan Ceramic Art Exhibition
               Solo show, Touching Stone Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico
2014        LA Art Show
2015        Excellence Award, Cha-no-yu Show, Tanabe Museum
               Tanba Now, Hyogo Ceramic Museum, Japan
               Solo Show, Daimaru Department Store, Kobe, Japan
2017        Tea Utensil Show at Hagi Uragami Museum, Yamaguchi
                Solo Show, Daimaru Department Store, Kobe, Japan
               Solo Show, Gallery Magatama, Osaka, Japan
2018        Solo Show at Magatama Gallery, Osaka
                Tanba Now, Hyogo Ceramic Museum, Japan
2019        Solo Show, Daimaru Department Store, Kobe, Japan

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