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Kenzo and his son Norikazu Ogawa are potter in Shigaraki. Their workshop, located at the bottom of a hill surrounded by forest, is entirely made of wood and glass, in respect of japanese architecture. Kenzo has been wheel turning for 65 years. He still turns and makes all the glazes.
“It is not easy to transmit our philosophy through objects. Our way to do it is to create objects that you will find nowhere else. We can not produce a lot, so we prefer to create unique pieces. We are not interested in making what you can find elsewhere.”
Japan has 6 differents styles under the denomination of 6 “kilns”, which are part of Japanese heritage. Shigaraki is one of them.

Kenzo and his son Norikazu Ogawa are potter in Shigaraki. Their workshop, located at the bottom of a hill surrounded by forest, is entirely made of wood and glass, in respect of japanese architecture. Kenzo has been wheel turning for 65 years. He still turns and makes all the glazes. “It is not easy to transmit our philosophy through objects. Our way to do it is to create objects that you will find nowhere else. We can not produce a lot, so we prefer to create unique pieces. We are not interested in making what you can find elsewhere.” Japan has 6 differents styles under the denomination of 6 “kilns”, which are part of Japanese heritage. Shigaraki is one of them.