"Wheel-thrown stoneware vase and bowl/planter hand-painted with different shades of blue underglaze and then carved with lines. The pieces are then fired with a super clear glaze. "
“My years practicing ceramics in Japan molded the maker that I am today,” says L.A.-based Jen Kuroki. “I was able to develop my whimsical style, incorporating the vernacular of contemporary visual culture with a sense of tradition.” Kuroki hopes her pieces, including the adorable “beasties,” as she calls her animalistic cups and vases, are not perceived as precious. “They’re utilitarian,” she says. “They don’t like cupboards.”