Bizen Sculpture by Kawabata Fumio
Quite an extraordinary Bizen sculpture by Kawabata Fumio(1948-) with an exceptional firing scheme. Kawabata is one of Bizen’s outsiders (Yokohama born)—like Kakurezaki—and makes his own Bizen with style and flair. Kawabata is Yokoyama Naoki’s teacher BTW. This piece dates to Heisei 19(2007) and is very much one of Kawabata’s most engaging forms. The firing is rich and warm and it’s quite a hypnotizing work. In perfect condition with a signed box, 39.5cm.tallx34cm.x26.5, signed on base. Kawabata is a past winner of the Grand Prize at the Modern Tea Forms Exhibition at the Tanabe Museum of Art, joining Kakurezaki, Ajiki Hiro, and Ichino Masayuki, among others. His list of others awards is long.