We have invited one of Waka Artisans' favourite artists Masakatsu Kuriya along with the very talented Moe Kawasaki to take part in a joint exhibition at PMQ.
Kuriya is known for his incredibly well made teapots which are admired by all tea-lovers and ceramicists alike. Teapots are considered to be the very pinnacle of ceramic skill, requiring the artist to bring together a range of techniques and forms to bring together the piece in a balanced manner. Kuriya is also a coffee fanatic and creates some wonderful coffee pieces for everyday use. He will be joining us for the weekend-long opening party, serving his favourite blends of coffee on the 10th & 11th September.
Kawasaki is relatively new to the Waka collection but her beautifully intricate style captured our attention from the moment we saw it. She uses a variety of glazes to bring out the carefully stamped patterns that make her work incredibly distinctive. Each piece is absolutely unique and individual according to the way the glaze sits and reacts with the heat from the kiln and so we hope you will be able to find a piece that speaks to you!
All photography for this exhibition was composed & taken by Ann Chih.
For enquiries visit: http://www.chihann.com
"The Path" By Masakatsu Kuriya.
I get the sense that everything has a reason.
In the connections we make and the timing of our work.
Looking back on the original reason for this exhibition, perhaps it was fate that decided it for us.
As a rule, we do not do exhibitions as a couple. Yet, with my wife’s pregnancy, the chance to do an exhibition overseas and the superb timing, we were drawn into agreeing to it.
I feel as though we are being guided through an illusion.
Though I suspect that it will become a wonderful memory when it’s over.
Above all of the wonderous coincidences and accidental chances that our lives and society are made up of, sometimes I feel as though everything is being decided for us.