Haku-kin Shino Tea Ceremony Bowl by Suzuki Tomio
The evolution of glazing 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. And true to the forces of evolution, a new glaze makes its debut.
Haku-kin (lit "white gold") is the newest addition to Suzuki Tomio's expanding repertoire of shino glazes. Through slight refinements to nezumi shino and its reduction time in the kiln, Suzuki has succeeded in adding a glistening finish to the light, mousy grey tones which define this well established and historically significant glazing genre.
The bowl is formed entirely on a handwheel with coils of mogusa clay which lead up to an undulating "mountain path" rim, and the weight of the piece rests squarely upon a sharply cut footring. The face holds a textured landscape of crackles and energized brushwork done in white shino, while the unadorned rear side reveals the iron-rich underglaze which gives haku-kin shino its lustrous character.
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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