24777 八木一夫 (粉引徳利) YAGI Kazuo
Height 14.2 cm
Diameter 8.0 cm
Born in Kyoto as the eldest son of a potter, Yagi Issou.
He graduated from the sculpture department of Kyoto City University of Arts in 1937.
In 1947 he published a prospectus for "The Youth Ceramics Group".
In 1948, he formed the "Running Mud Company" with Osamu Suzuki, Hikaru Yamada, Misuke Matsui, and Tetsuo Kano.
In 1957 he became a part-time lecturer at the Department of Sculpture at Kyoto City University of Arts (now Kyoto City University of Arts). This year he started making black pottery works for the first time.
1969 "Kazuo Yagi Works" (Kyuryudo) was published.
In 1972, "Kazuo Yagi Solo Exhibition" was held in Isetan, Tokyo, and a series of books was announced.
In 1978, at the "FICA78" held at the Grand Palais in Paris, the work "Haiku I-XI" was exhibited under the title of "Kazuo Yagi Ceramic Sculpture Exhibition" and was highly acclaimed.
The soft powdered atmosphere and the chamfered shape are wonderful works.