New Iro-Suminagashi Works by Setsu Junji
Setsu Junji is a Kyoto born (’75) and raised ceramic artist we first noticed a few years ago. His works are *very* distinctive for his original technique of ‘drawing’ on clay slabs to create enigmatic designs than conjure up all sorts of images in the viewer’s mind. For these works he’s gaining national recognition including having a work that was shown at the Shigaraki Ceramic Park Museum as well as winning the Oribe Prize at the 9th Toki Modern Tea Wares Exhibition, where the celebrated chawan critic Hayashiya Seizo was very taken with Setsu’s chawan: http://www.toki-bunka.or.jp/?eventinfo=eventinfo-3554-2 Here are three Setsu vessels; the first is 26cm.tallx36cm.x5cm and is 130,000 yen; the taller one is 35cm.tallx19.5cm.x8cm. and is 80,000 yen; the billowing last one is 33cm. tallx20.2cm.x15.5cm. and is On Reserve, all in perfect condition with a signed boxes, signed on base. These are three of assorted new works from Setsu; the two large ones in the group photo have been sold.