Based in Moscow, Russia, Mr Zhuravlev has been making pottery for over 11 years. He is known for his distinct primitive, wabi-sabi aesthetic and creates wild clay ceramics using only his hands and stones for tools. His works are created with unprocessed wild clay, dug from a forest close to his home, and wood-fired in a primitive kiln using ancient techniques where the flame closely contacts the vessel. The intimate space in the kiln leaves a unique pattern on the vessel’s surface, created by the flames of the wood – as a result, the outcome of each piece is always unpredictable and unique.
Wild clay is a compound of stones, sand and clay, mixed by the Universe. The randomness and unpredictability of this combination are what makes each work so unique. Mr Zhuravlev is particularly inspired by the aesthetics and simplicity of a primitive way of life, similar to the Japanese’s wabi-sabi philosophy. Through his art, he fully embraces the beauty of imperfection and nature. We are honored to be able to represent Mr Zhuravlev’s work at KANE Wares.