Kotanyu Bowl

Artist: Kan Ito
5,000 yen ($46.39 USD)

The forms and surface textures of Kan Ito’s ceramic vessels reflect his fascination with objects from the past as well as tools, utensils and other artifacts that have weathered, rusted, or otherwise fallen into decay.
This series of black glaze bowls will vary slightly in form, surface texture and tone. The shapes are not all symmetrical. Please view all the images to see the variety of shapes and surfaces.

Kan Ito was born in Fukuoka in 1971 into a family in the pottery making business. After completing a program at the Osaka University of Art, he apprenticed with the renowned potter Yamada Hikaru in Kyoto. He later returned to the family business in Fukuoka where he worked until establishing his own kiln in Kanagawa in 2006.


  • Dimensions: Dia 12.5cm x H 9cm
  • Weight: 310
  • Material: Ceramic
  • Care: Handwash only. Not suitable for use in microwave ovens.
  • Product No: U-109-1
  • Made in Japan