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 shino tea ceremony bowl came from the kiln enrobed in a vivid aka rust-red color. It is accented with feldspar drip details which playfully arch over the face in a figurative enso Zen circle. The rear of the bowl displays the citrus skin texture of classical shino. 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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