Kazuya Ishida

Kazuya Ishida

Kazuya Ishida

 Kazuya aims to express the beauty of clay which cannot be realised by other means or material of creation. In his Spiral series, works are created by throwing a basic cylindrical form on a potter’s wheel, which is then followed by a process of carefully etching lines onto the surface. Then, it is thrown on the wheel again, thereby warping both the form and its motifs, giving birth to pieces that are organic at first glance and yet ordered in nature. This can be realised only through the material of clay, and Kazuya’s unique technique.

Kazuya’s work explores the rhythms of nature that unite us all at elemental level. Contemporary forms, reflect the primordial rippled textures and patterns of an ocean floor or tectonic shifts in a cliff face. Ebbing tides leave rock pools, pebbles and seashells. Specific forms with rich texture are influenced by The Golden Ratio. Using a limited materials(natural clay and natural ash glazes), the forms raw like the sea or planet speak quietly to the spirit, provoking a response that revels and resonates itself for contemplation.