Kenta Anzai is a highly sought after ceramic artist. Kenta was apprentice to renowned potter Taizo Kuroda. Kuda in turn was apprentice to Tatsuzo Shimaoka (national treasure) who also studied under Shoji Hamada. So a truly impressive lineage.
Japan based, Kenta Anzai handcrafts a beautiful selection of objects ranging from vases, pourers and containers to plates, tea bowls and sake cups. Kentas work is thrown in porcelain and his glaze is infused with a small amount of urushi - a natural Japanese natural lacquer, giving each piece a uniquely detailed surface pattern to contrast with the simple forms. The thoughtfully aged surface of Kenta’s work takes months to create with endless polishing and refining. The result is a perfect example of the Wabi Sabi aesthetic so sought after in Japanese pottery.