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 Minō - 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.
This striking aka (lit. "red") shino tea ceremony bowl came from the kiln, quite by chance, enrobed in a vivid kaki (persimmon) color. It is accented with feldspar drip details which playfully arch over the face, and the rear of the bowl displays the skin texture of classical shino.
The walls are meticulously formed with coils of light mogusa clay and lead up to an undulating "mountain path" rim. When filled with the emerald green of whipped matcha, the complimentary colors are absolutely stunning together.
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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