Nezumi Shino Flower Basin by Suzuki Tomio
To further enhance shino's tactile appeal, ceramic artist Suzuki Tomio approaches every unglazed pot as a landscape architect would an undeveloped plot of earth. It first requires slow, thoughtful sculpting before anything is lain upon it. As a result, his clay creations are renowned for their terraced surfaces, ridges, and winding vistas.
This nezumi shino flower basin (suiban) is a striking example of Suzuki's unique approach to shino making. While cooling in the kiln, the glaze shrinks tightly around the clay body to form a textured surface of pinholes and deep crackles. Brushwork applied in quick, energized strokes leads viewers on a tactile voyage around the work.
Suiban are used for presenting ikebana flower arrangements. The size and weight of this piece makes it ideally suited for large compositions of angled branches and long-stemmed flowers. As an interior piece, it makes quite an impression all on its own.
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.
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