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 inspired aka (red) shino tea ceremony bowl is done in an onita-rich underglaze and accented with heavy feldspar drip details done in energized waves across the face. The rear of the bowl shows the true depth of color in the iron-rich glaze and citrus skin texture.
The walls are meticulously formed with coils of light mogusa clay, and the weight of the piece balances upon a well crafted footring. When filled with the deep green of whipped matcha, the complimentary colors are a sight to behold.
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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