"Wheel-thrown stoneware cups with black underglaze lines. The interior and 3/4 of the exterior are glazed with blue celadon glaze; the bottom quarter is left unglazed. "
“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.”