Hagi Chawan by Miwa Kazuhiko
Miwa Kazuhiko (b.1951) is a celebrated Hagi ceramic artist and member of the famous Miwa family; his father is the late LNT Miwa Jyusetsu, brother is KyusetsuXII, late brother Eizo and uncle is the late LNT Miwa Kyuwa (there is no other family like them in all of Hagi, closest might be the Kaneshige family in Bizen). Kazuhiko is a radical Hagi ceramic artist always challenging his art and taking Hagi in bold new directions now for decades. In 2006 he was awarded the Japan Ceramic Society Award (that year with Takegoshi Jun and Gold winner Kato Kiyoyuki) and his works are in national and regional museums here in Japan as well as world wide private collections. This Miwa chawan is on the large side, 11cm.tallx15.5cm, a museum piece in perfect condition with a signed box.