In 1985, master potter Ono Teppei built a kiln on a small mountain in Tokoname. Later, in 2001, he built another which took three years to finish. He creates clay vessels in his personal quest to be free, writing that “the power of art is not only resistance, but also the release of emotions that brings freedom.” This monograph documents his remarkable artistic production from the early 1980s until the present day. Beautifully photographed, each glazed pot, bowl, dish, and vase embodies a singular, irreproducible moment of creation driven by Teppei’s dedication to his craft. Their earthy tones and imperfect shapes are an embodiment of finding peace and balance.
160 p, ills colour, 19 x 30 cm, pb, Japanese/English