For centuries Japanese potters have been turning out porcelain vessels, known for their purity of colour and perfection of form. In contrast, the work of Taizo Kuroda is revered not for its purity or precision, but for the luminous warmth and joyful asymmetry that makes his work both approachable and appealing to the senses. This monograph celebrates Kuroda's most beautiful creations - vessels that transcend their functionality to become works of art. Kuroda's unique approach to glazing, his love of shape and silhouette, and his willingness to let the potter's hands become part of the piece all serve to make his art some of the most revered and sought after in the world.
Philip Jodidio is author of numerous books on architecture, including Architecture: Art, Architecture: Nature, Under the Eaves of Architecture, and The Aga Khan Museum Toronto (all by Prestel).