Textured Hagi Vessels by Hatano Hideo
Hatano Hideo (b.1971) creates Hagi pottery that is at both classical and very contemporary. Hideo’s father is Yamaguchi Prefectural Intangible Property Hatano Zenzo, with whom he has studied, in particular about the beauty of Hagi’s warm glazes. Hatano graduated from Tama Art University having studied sculpture, and then moved to Kyoto where he studied at the Kyoto Municipal College of Pottery Technology and also at the Kyoto Municipal Technical Research Institute.In 2001 his work was accepted for the first time at the Japan Traditional Arts and Crafts Exhibition, where he has shown nine times. He has also been selected for the juried Tanabe Museum’s Contemporary Tea Forms Exhibition (six times), among other prestigious juried exhibitions. Here are three recently-fired Hatano vessels with thick textured surfaces and rich Hagi glazing on the warm gritty clay body. Each in perfect condition with signed boxes, the largest shown first is 28cm.tallx22.5cm. and is Sold; the middle-sized one is 27cm.tallx20.5-21cm and is Sold, the smallest one is 21.5cm.tallx21.5cm and is 130,000 yen.