Kairagi Tea Ceremony Bowl by Kawai Tōru
This stoneware tea ceremony bowl by Kawai Tōru is done in a glaze called kairagi. During firing, the glaze shrinks tightly around the clay body, forming copious beads and bumps - a textural marvel.
Kawai Tōru is the grandnephew of Kawai Kanjiro and the last to study under the legendary master. Over the years, Kawai Tōru has refined his own particular style of pottery - one that emphasizes clean lines and complex geometric forms. Upwardly twisting facets (mentori), swirling vortexes, and flared rims are the trademarks of his craft and show a level of technical skill unseen in the works of former mingei masters.
A wooden presentation box will be custom made to order and signed by the artist. Delivery time for this item is 2 weeks.
A fukusa display cloth is included.
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