Kokuyōsai Tea Ceremony Bowl by Suzuki Tomio
One of the most noteworthy aspects of Suzuki Tomio's artistry is the individuality of each piece. His unique style of forming and glazing assures that no two works are ever the same.
This striking tea ceremony bowl is no exception. It is done in Suzuki's signature kokuyōsai (shimmering black) glaze. During firing, red and white drip details of feldspar and iron oxide run down a base glaze of manganese - a stunning effect which adds a real sense of depth and heated energy.
The walls of the bowl are meticulously hand-formed with overlapping coils of mogusa clay which lead up to an undulating "mountain path" rim. When filled with whipped matcha, the stark contrast between the emerald green of the tea and the colors of the bowl is absolutely stunning.
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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