Ido Tea Ceremony Bowl by Sawada Hiroyuki
For over 35 years, Sawada Hiroyuki has specialized in the production of ceramics made especially for tea ceremony. An avid practitioner himself, he finds particular inspiration in works from the 16th century - a time when tea ceremony, also called chanoyu, was reaching the apex of its development. As a result, his clay creations are grounded in the aesthetics of tea culture and resonate with Zen spirituality.
This tea ceremony bowl follows in the centuries-old lineage of Ido. First fired by Korean potters in the early 15th century and initially used as rice bowls for daily use, Ido became a favorite among Japanese tea masters who found its simple, unrefined tenor quite attuned to the aesthetics of chanoyu.
The bowl is skillfully formed and rests solidly on its footring. True to Ido, it is glazed with little more than a slip made from rice straw ash and water. Subtle variations in the thickness of the slip give the piece a gentle, fluid quality. When filled with the verdant color of whipped green tea, its timeless character is realized.
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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