Piece made by hand in the workshop of Noe Kuremoto, in London.
Noe Kuremoto is a ceramic artist who makes everything by hand using simple tools. She is known for her playful sculptural works that take the form of ancient Japanese clay figurines. Her works combine childlike simplicity with contemporary sophistication, and integrate her training in fine art and design with her cultural heritage. She shares the traditional Japanese view that spirits are everywhere, especially in nature – for Noe, the truth of our universe can be found in the wilderness. Its centerpiece is its interpretation of an ancient talisman - "Haniwa" "Dogu" "Toro" - which invites the spirit of nature into people's homes in the simplest form possible. It is representative of her desire to make a deeper connection in a world that can often seem superficial. "I hope every piece I create will help my sons see the world as a beautiful place. My art work is my journey to strengthen my soul. I would like to share them with you. A talisman for having the courage to live our life as sincerely as possible".
Her ceramics are like a beautiful dream that her hands, fire and clay transform into reality.
Noe was born in Osaka, Japan and graduated in fine arts with first class honors from Central Saint Martins College of Art. She works and lives in London with her family and her dog Lassie.
Haniwa are the traditional clay figures buried with the dead during the Kofun period in Japan, in the belief that Haniwa would protect souls in the afterlife. I hope my Haniwa will protect our souls in this world.
MATERIALS : White sandstone.
COOKING : Electric
TECHNIQUE : Modeling
EMAIL : White satin enamel
COLOUR : Matt beige
DIMENSIONS : 32cm long, 39cm high, 9cm wide
USES AND MAINTENANCE:
Wash with a damp sponge.
NOTE: Like any handcrafted product, these pieces may have slight variations in shape, color and thickness.