Kazunori Hamana



Tsubo, 2020
Tsubo, 2020
53 x 57 x 65 cm
20.87 x 22.44 x 25.59 in

Tsubo, 2020
Tsubo, 2020
grès, engobe
52 x 70 x 77 cm
20.47 x 27.56 x 30.31 in

Tsubo, 2020
Tsubo, 2020
47 x 65 x 67 cm
18.5 x 25.59 x 26.38 in

Tsubo, 2020
Tsubo, 2020
59 x 64 x 68 cm
23.23 x 25.2 x 26.77 in

Tsubo, 2020
Tsubo, 2020
73 x 75 x 81 cm
28.74 x 29.53 x 31.89 in

Tsubo, 2020
Tsubo, 2020
66 x 67 x 70 cm
25.98 x 26.38 x 27.56 in

Tsubo, 2020
Tsubo, 2020
53 x 62 x 65 cm
20.87 x 24.41 x 25.59 in

Tsubo, 2020
Tsubo, 2020
Stoneware (coiling technique ), glazes
49 x 63 x 57 cm
19.29 x 24.8 x 22.44 in

Tsubo, 2019
Tsubo, 2019
Stoneware (coiling technique ), glazes
66 x 57 x 57 cm
25.98 x 22.44 x 22.44 in

Tsubo, 2019
Tsubo, 2019
ceramic
60 x 68 x 62 cm
23.62 x 26.77 x 24.41 in

Tsubo, 2019
Tsubo, 2019
Stoneware (coiling technique ), glazes
64 x 53 x 53 cm
25.2 x 20.87 x 20.87 in

Tsubo, 2020
Tsubo, 2020
90 x 83 x 93 cm
35.43 x 32.68 x 36.61 in

Untitled, 2015
Untitled, 2015
ceramic
35 x 50 x 41 cm
13.8 x 19.7 x 16.1 in.

Tsubo, 2019
Tsubo, 2019
ceramic
43 x 49 x 52 cm
16.93 x 19.29 x 20.47 in

Tsubo, 2019
Tsubo, 2019
ceramic
48 x 54 x 49 cm
18.9 x 21.26 x 19.29 in




 

Japanese, born in 1969
Lives and works in Chiba, Japan

 


The artworks of Kazunori Hamana have the once-inhabited presence of shells from which all things organic have been scraped out, or of objects whose surfaces have been washed smooth by the sea. Sometimes bearing engravings and scratches, the works echo the sea environment from which the artist draws his inspiration.

A self-taught ceramicist, Hamana settled in Isumi, Chiba prefecture where he shares his time between working as a fisherman and a craftsperson. Over a time consuming process, Hamana's irregular pots are built from coils and get their unique skin from scratches and scored glazes. Hamana's works reconnect with the simplicity and humbleness of a vernacular tradition of ceramic.