Aka Shino Tea Ceremony Bowl by Suzuki Tomio
Greatly esteemed by tea ceremony practitioners for centuries, shino-yaki was first fired during the Momoyama era (1568-1603) at kilns in Mino - central Japan. Glazed with a simple mixture of mostly feldspar and water, shino is renowned for its textured surface of pinholes and crackles. As a coloring agent, potters add a rare iron-rich sediment, called onita in Japanese, which is found in certain riverbeds around the region.
Inspired by Japan's most enduring symbol, this shino tea ceremony bowl by Suzuki Tomio is done in a base of aka (red) shino and holds an image of Mt. Fuji skillfully rendered in feldspar drip details. The rear of the bowl shows the amazing depth of color in the onita-rich glaze and citrus skin troughs where it was wiped away. The walls are meticulously formed with coils of light mogusa clay, and the weight of the piece balances upon a well crafted footring.
A chawan that beckons from afar and asks all to peer inside. When filled with whipped matcha green tea, the interior becomes a stunning panorama - like an emerald lake hidden within this most famous of Japanese landmarks.
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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