Following the traditional Japanese aesthetic, Norikazu Oe creates refined, minimal pots that are a true collaboration between maker and material. Nothing in Oe’s work feels forced, his entire practice is an agreeable compromise between the properties of clay and the needs of the craftsman. The comforting style in Oe’s pots is a result of an incredible understanding of the clay, glaze, and firing process. He works with a limited set of variables, sticking to just a few colors, shapes, and clays, to hone his sensibilities.
Analogue Life explains his history in ceramics, “Norikazu Oe began his relationship with ceramics early, training in Seto, one of Japan’s foremost pottery centers. After graduating, he continued his training in Tajimi, another of Japan’s famous pottery towns before going independent in 1999 . He currently works out of his studio in the hills of Gifu Prefecture producing his distinctive ceramics.”
See more of Oe’s ceramics in the Analogue Life shop.