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7/15/2016 | KOIKE Shoko 小池頌子 (1943- )

KOIKE Shoko 小池頌子 (1943- )

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Each artist we encounter has a unique approach to the tradition of incense. Established Tokyo artist Koike Shoko plays with her own oeuvre, creating miniature versions of her large works transformed into incense accessories.

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They are crafted from distinctive Shigaraki clay and glazed in a beautiful matte white. Taking inspiration from nature, Koike's forms are based in the forms and shapes of seashells and flower petals such as the Tsubaki (Camellia flower). 

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This gorgeous piece blooms outward like a delicate flower. Born in China to missionary doctor parents, the artist grew up in Japan and has become one of the leading ceramic artists on the Japanese ceramic scene. 

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KOIKE Shoko小池頌子 (1943- )

Shell Form Big 貝のかたち

H7.7" x W17" x D12.8", H19.6 x W43.4 x D32.6cm

Stoneware

Signed Shoko at the back

White Form 1 白の形, 2011

H3" x D3.8" x W4", H7.7 x D9.8 x W10.3cm

Stoneware

Signed Shoko at the bottom

With Signed Wood Box

White Form  2 白の形, 2011

H3.8" x D4.8" x W6", H9.8 x D12.3 x W15.2cm

Stoneware

Signed Shoko at the bottom

With Signed Wood Box

White Form 3 白の形, 2011

H3.7" x D3.7" x W4", H9.5 x D9.6 x W10.2cm

Stoneware

Signed Shoko at the bottom

With Signed Wood Box

Shell Form 貝のかたち,  2011

H4.3" x D5" x W5.3", H11.0 x D13.0 x W13.5cm

Stoneware

Signed Shoko at the bottom

With Signed Wood Box

C.S. Jiang