Haiyū Sansai Tea Ceremony Bowl by Ikai Yūichi
Kyoto native Ikai Yūichi has trained under the late Shimizu Uichi (1926-2004) who, in 1985, was awarded the title of Living National Treasure for his outstanding work in ceramic making. And it is from his sensei that Ikai learned the secrets to coaxing subtle hues and fluid effects from the oldest and most rudimentary of all glazes - hai, or ash.
This inspired tea ceremony bowl is done in an ash glaze (haiyū) made from oak and straw. It came from the kiln enrobed with the kind of soft, organic tenor for which Ikai's works are renowned. In an unconventional spin, the artist has detailed the body with a thick ash slip crosshatching, thus giving this particular chawan a fresh, contemporary feel. It makes the unique addition any tea ware 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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