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. His works combine childlike simplicity with contemporary sophistication, and integrate his training in fine art and design with his 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.
"In Japan, we have the Setsubun festival. Setsubun (節分) is the day before the beginning of spring. When we were children, we participated in making a door decoration, Hiiragi Iwashi, literally "sardine of holly", which is a cooked sardine head impaled on a sprig of holly. My mother used to get these fish bones from the local sushi shop. sardines and they fear getting their eyes pricked by the sharp points of the holly leaves. Anyway, I thought this smelly decoration was too intense for our London neighbors, so I started to I made these vases to place our holly leaves in during the Setsubun celebration and, as people kept asking me for these fish-born vases, they became my permanent collection! A curious and fragrant little story"
MATERIALS : White sandstone
COOKING : Electric
TECHNIQUE : Modeling
EMAIL : White satin enamel
COLOUR : Satin white
DIMENSIONS : 4cm wide, 32 cm high, 20 cm long.
USES AND MAINTENANCE:
Wash with a damp sponge.
NOTE: Like any handcrafted product, these pieces may have slight variations in shape, color and thickness.