Katakuchi Dish Set by Ikai Yūichi
Kyoto native Ikai Yūichi has trained under the late Shimizu Uichi (1926-2004) who, in 1985, was awarded the title of Living National Treasure for his outstanding work in ceramic making. And it is from his sensei that Ikai learned the secrets to coaxing subtle hues and fluid effects from the oldest and most rudimentary of all glazes - hai, or ash.
These spouted (katakuchi) bowls are done in five different types of glaze - each with its own distinctive color and texture. The set is a testament to the breadth and variety of Ikai Yūichi's ash glazing repertoire.
Katakuchi bowls are used in a variety of ways: for serving saké, stewed vegetables, or salads when that little extra dressing needs to be poured off.
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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