Madara-kin Shino Tea Ceremony Bowl by Suzuki Tomio
The evolution of glazes is not unlike the evolution of species. New lineages are sometimes born in the kiln when some mysterious confluence of events, some call them kiln Gods, grants a pot attractive features that assure its perpetuation in successive firings. Thus was the creation of Suzuki Tomio's signature yōhen-kin (golden) shino glaze nearly a decade earlier.
Madara-kin shino is the newest extension of Suzuki's yōhen-kin line. It derives its character from an iron saturated slip which is first applied around the entire claybody. The resulting collage of mottled tones, called madara in Japanese, is quite unlike any other in the artist's glazing repertory. Dark riverbeds where the glaze was wiped away scar a Martian landscape of blended crimson hues and lustrous, crackled feldspar.
This madara-kin shino tea ceremony bowl is skillfully formed from a light mogusa clay and tapers up to an undulating yama-michi mountain path rim. When filled with whipped matcha green tea, the complimentary colors strike a breathtaking harmony.
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.
A fukusa display cloth is included.
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