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Koichiro Isezaki

Koichiro Isezaki is the son of Living National Treasure Jun Isezaki and is the rising star of the Isezaki family, which included his grandfather Yozan Isezaki, one of the first generation of great Bizen potters in the 20th century. Koichiro Isezaki studied at Tokyo Sculptural University and then apprenticed with the Jeff Shapiro, who had been mentored by Jun Isezaki.

Updated 5/31/16

Koichiro Isezaki - Summer Cup and Tall Guinomi Koichiro Isezaki - Katakuchi Koichiro Isezaki - Sake Bottle
Koichiro Isezaki - Penguin No.2 Tall w/Gradation Koichiro Isezaki - Penguin No.1 Tallest Koichiro Isezaki - Penguin No.5 w/ Black Slip, Ash Drips
Koichiro Isezaki - Black Cut Teabowl, v1 Koichiro Isezaki - Black Cut Teabowl, v2 Koichiro Isezaki - Black Cut Teabowl, v3
Koichiro Isezaki - Vase, Ridges Large Koichiro Isezaki - Black Teabowl w/Ash Drips, v1 Koichiro Isezaki - Black Teabowl w/Ash Drips, v2
Koichiro Isezaki - Teabowl w/Ridges, Straw Koichiro Isezaki - Teabowl w/Ridges, Straw view 2 Koichiro Isezaki - Teabowl w/Ridges, Straw view 3
Koichiro Isezaki - White Teabowl Koichiro Isezaki - White Teabowl view 2 Koichiro Isezaki - White Teabowl (bottom)
Koichiro Isezaki - Black Teabowl with Gold Koichiro Isezaki - Black Teabowl with Gold view 2 Koichiro Isezaki - Black Teabowl with Gold (bottom)
Koichiro Isezaki - Drop with Ash Koichiro Isezaki - Drops Black Slip with Ash Koichiro Isezaki - Black Teabowl
Koichiro Isezaki - Carved Rectangular Platter Koichiro Isezaki - Furrow Vessel, Rounded Koichiro Isezaki - Furrowed Vessel
Koichiro Isezaki - Furrow Vessel Finished Rim Koichiro Isezaki - Large Carved Bowl, Ash and Rice Straw Koichiro Isezaki - Carved Vessel, Show Card, Five Moons Rice Straw w/ Ash
Koichiro Isezaki - Furrowed Bowl Large w/ Rice Straw Koichiro Isezaki - Black Bowl w/ Lip Koichiro Isezaki - Bumped Vase, Melted Ash w/ Shells
Koichiro Isezaki - Hai Guinomi and Tokkuri Koichiro Isezaki - CarvedVessel, Show Card, Five Moons Rice Straw w/ Ash Koichiro Isezaki - Carved Vase, Orange Silhouette and Ash
Koichiro Isezaki - Long Bumped Edge Platter Koichiro Isezaki - Teabowl w/ Straw view 1 Koichiro Isezaki - Teabowl with Straw view 2


Education
1996       BA, Sculpture Program, Tokyo Zokei University

1998 ~ 2000   Apprenticeship to Jeff Shapiro



Selected Solo Exhibitions
2016 Koichiro Isezaki:  Material and Serendipity, June 11 – July 9

2013 Koichiro Isezaki, First USA Solo Exhibition, March 20 – April 14th





Selected Group Exhibitions
2016 Contemporary Sake Ware Group Exhibition, April 9 – May 7

2012 Teabowls and Sake Cups: A Kindred Spirit, May 5 – May 31st

2011 Elusive Teabowl, March 12 – April 3

2006 Generational Crossroads: Bizen Evolution, April 1 – April 23
                Jun Isezaki, Jeff Shapiro,   Ryuichi Kakurezaki, Tim Rowan, Koichiro Isezaki

2006, 2011      SOFA NY




Other Exhibitions
2010              Eight works exhibited at “About the Tea Ceremony - A Viewpoint on Contemporary Kogei” Exhibition held at the                        Crafts Gallery, National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
2010              Art gallery in Mitsukoshi Department Store.
2011            Panelist at “A Study of Contemporary Ceramics for the Tea Ceremony” Symposium. Selected to the Paramita Museum   Ceramic Art Grand Prize Exhibition
                  Encouragement Award, Okayama Prefecture Development of Emerging Artists Program
2013              Art gallery in Mitsukoshi Department Store
2013   City hall of Faenza, Italy with workshop
2014   Goldmark Gallery, Uppingham, England
2016              Art gallery in Mitsukoshi Department Store