Shino Tea Ceremony Bowl by Suzuki Tomio
Shino pottery was first fired during the Momoyama era (1568-1603) at kilns in Minō (central Japan), and its appearance marked a dramatic shift in the evolution of Japanese ceramic art. Its humble tone and characteristic citrus skin-like texture attracted the eyes of tea ceremony practitioners of the day who incorporated shino into the evolving art of chanoyu, or Japanese tea ceremony.
Hailing from Kyoto's Yawata district, ceramic artist Suzuki Tomio has reinvigorated the world of shino with his provocative clay creations of incredible tactile richness and creative energy.
This tea ceremony bowl is a striking example of Suzuki's unique approach to shino. The face holds lavish applications of feldspar which formed deep crackles as it shrunk around the clay body while cooling in the kiln. The rear of the bowl, in contrast, shows a humble nod to shino's classical past.
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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