KOIKE Shoko 小池頌子 (1943- )

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Each artist we encounter has a unique approach to the tradition of incense. Established Tokyo artist Koike Shoko plays with her own oeuvre, creating miniature versions of her large works transformed into incense accessories.

They are crafted from distinctive Shigaraki clay and glazed in a beautiful matte white. Taking inspiration from nature, Koike's forms are based in the forms and shapes of seashells and flower petals such as the Tsubaki (Camellia flower). 
This gorgeous piece blooms outward like a delicate flower. Born in China to missionary doctor parents, the artist grew up in Japan and has become one of the leading ceramic artists on the Japanese ceramic scene.


KOIKE Shoko小池頌子 (1943- )
Shell Form Big 貝のかたち
H7.7" x W17" x D12.8", H19.6 x W43.4 x D32.6cm
Stoneware
Signed Shoko at the back
$ 6000

White Form 1 白の形, 2011
H3" x D3.8" x W4", H7.7 x D9.8 x W10.3cm
Stoneware
Signed Shoko at the bottom
With Signed Wood Box

White Form 2 白の形, 2011
H3.8" x D4.8" x W6", H9.8 x D12.3 x W15.2cm
Stoneware
Signed Shoko at the bottom
With Signed Wood Box

White Form 3 白の形, 2011
H3.7" x D3.7" x W4", H9.5 x D9.6 x W10.2cm
Stoneware
Signed Shoko at the bottom
With Signed Wood Box

Shell Form 貝のかたち, 2011
H4.3" x D5" x W5.3", H11.0 x D13.0 x W13.5cm
Stoneware
Signed Shoko at the bottom
With Signed Wood Box