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  • Japanese Green Vase From The Studio ROKUBEI VI - C18JJ167

    Japanese Green Vase From The Studio ROKUBEI VI - C18JJ167


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    Japanese vase with interesting green mottled glaze from the studio of ROKUBEI VI.

    Dimensions: Diameter 20cm x Height 33cm

    About the artist: 

     

    Kiyomizu Rokubei VI

    Kiyomizu Rokubei(清水六兵衛) is the name assigned to the head of the Kyoto-based Kiyomizu family of ceramists. With over 240 years of history, the studio is now into its eighth generation. It is currently headed by contemporary ceramist and sculptor Rokubei VIII. The family were influential in the development and survival of Kyō ware.

    Rokubei VI, the eldest son of Rokubei V, graduated from the Kyoto City School of Art and Craft (京都市立美術工芸学校) and Kyoto Municipal College of Painting (京都市立絵画専門学校) before apprenticing with his father from 1925. That same year, he entered his first competition. His career was to be marked by success in exhibitions including numerous awards at the Bunten (文展), Teiten (帝展) and Nitten (日展).

    He was later frequently selected as a judge and director of these national exhibitions. He enjoyed international acclaim, showing pieces at exhibitions, having his works join museum collections and winning awards in Belgium, the USSR, France and Italy. He was made a member of the Japan Art Academy (日本芸術院会) in 1962 and awarded the Order of Cultural Merit (文化功労) in 1976.

    Both before and after he became Rokubei VI in 1945, he participated in efforts to promote young artists by founding a variety of organizations. He was one of "the first wave of 'individualist' potters in contemporary Japanese history" known for his unique pieces and innovations. He created new glazes in 1953 and 1971 and invented a new firing technique in 1955. He was skilled at various Japanese and non-Japanese styles of pottery and praised for his versatility.

    In 1980, Rokubei VI collapsed while visiting an exhibition celebrating the Kiyomizu family's history. He died soon after.

    Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kiyomizu_Rokubei


     


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