Yōhen-kin Shino Tsubo Jar by Suzuki Tomio
To further enhance shino's textural appeal, Suzuki Tomio approaches every unglazed pot as a landscape architect would an undeveloped plot of earth. It first requires slow, thoughtful sculpting before anything is lain upon it. As a result, his clay creations are renowned for their terraced surfaces, ridges, and winding vistas.
Suzuki displays his masterful forming skill in this majestic tsubo jar. It is done in his lustrous yōhen-kin (golden) shino glaze and textured with crackled feldspar and thick drip details. Deeply cut furrows create a sense of twisting momentum, naturally guiding the eyes around the sculpted terrain for more discoveries.
Although traditionally used for storing tea leaves and other dry goods, tsubo also serve as vessels for flower arrangements, and this one is large enough to accommodate grand compositions of branches and long stemmed flowers. As an interior display piece, however, it commands equal attention on its own.
Suzuki Tomio's shino pottery is held in private collections around the world and, in 2011, was acquired by the Philadelphia Museum of Art for display in their East Asian Art collection.
A wooden presentation box will be custom made to order and signed by the artist. Delivery time for this item is 2 weeks.
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