Saturday, 24 October 2009

ken noguchi

Coil Vessel
Ken Noguchi

My love of Japanese ceramics is endless so imagine how my heart skipped a beat when I saw this work by Ken Noguchi from Ishikawa, Japan even though it's not made from clay. He uses traditional Japanese lacquer to get that gorgeous black colour and apart from lacquer his materials include hemp, paper and string. No wonder he won first prize in the 2009 Nakaoka Craft Competition. Simple, understated beauty. We all need more of this in our lives.


  1. It's such a beauty. I love the timeless aspect to the design. It's one of those things you just love for years and years, becuase it was made with such thought (as well as great design) and care. Lovely! I'll have one of those for christmas! he he he.

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