Kagayō Shino Green Tea Cup by Suzuki Tomio
Shino pottery was first fired during the Momoyama era (1568-1603) at kilns in Minō - central Japan. Glazed with a simple mixture of mostly feldspar and water, shino is renowned for its textured, citrus skin-like surface.
Hailing from Kyoto's Yawata District, Suzuki Tomio has reinvigorated the world of shino with his provocative clay creations of incredible tactile richness - like this inspired green tea cup. It is done in his signature kagayō shino and holds lustrous brushwork across a textured body of pinholes and crackles. A striking piece that is sure to become green tea drinker's most cherished vessel.
For hot or cold green tea or iced tea.
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.
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