Tenmoku-glazed mizusashi (water jar) with semi-globular base, flaring neck, and recessed lid with arched handle
7 1/4 x 6 7/8 in.
2 3/4 x 5 1/8 inches
Oil-spot tenmoku glazed teabowl
2 3/4 x 5 1/4 inches
Silver tenmoku-glazed globular vessel designed with lobed cover
Stoneware with silver tenmoku glaze
10 5/8 x 11 in.
Bowl with copper-colored edge, silver and black tenmoku glaze, and linear vertical slip beading
Stoneware with tenmoku glazes
6 x 15 in.
Kamada Koji is known for his mastery of the difficult tenmoku glaze, a technique that originated in 10th century Song Dynasty China and entered Japan during the Muromachi period two centuries later. Kamada has revitalized the technique by applying the traditional glaze to his modernized, but still functional, teaware that challenge the concepts of balance and presence. His works serve as an updated canvas for these established glaze techniques, allowing form and glaze to beautifully complement one another.