Keiichi Shimizu - Design New York Wednesday, July 29, 2020 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Private collection, Japan
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Catalogue Essay

    Keiichi Shimizu is a fourth generation ceramist from Tanba Tachikui, the historic center of Tanba pottery in Japan, and home to the oldest existing noborigama (17th century chambered climbing kiln) in the country. Steeped in an environment of tradition, elements of Shimizu’s work show a marked departure. Using only native clays to the Tanba region, Shimizu chooses to slab-build his pieces rather than wheel-thrown, creating minimalist planar forms, relying on the color and texture of the clay to convey dimensionality.



circa 2003
Glazed stoneware.
14 1/2 in. (36.8 cm) high
Underside incised with the artist's signature. Together with signed artist’s box.

$3,000 - 4,000 

Sold for $2,500

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New York Auction 29 July 2020