This yunomi (tea cup) was made by one of the most famous Japanese potters, Shimaoka Tatsuzo (1919-2007). It is a beautiful example of the work of that master potter.
Shimaoka Tatuzo, who worked and lived in the town of Mashiko, studied with legendary potter Hamada Shoji (1894-1978) and was recognized as a National Living Treasure in 1996 for his Jomon Zogan technique. ...click for details
A wonderful example of the beauty of the pottery made by one of the most famous Japanese potters: Shimaoka Tatsuzo (1919-2007).
Shimaoka Tatuzo, who worked and lived in the town of Mashiko, studied with legendary potter Hamada Shoji (1894-1978) and was recognized as a National Living Treasure in 1996 for his Jomon Zogan technique.
A rare chawan (tea bowl) made in the Tango region, located north of Kyoto on the sea of Japan. It is a sculptural piece, with an obvious keshiki (landscape), but well balanced, with an interesting kodai (foot) reminiscent of Koie Ryojiís designs.
A very attractive hand painted bowl. The dragon is drawn in fiery red in remarkable details. At the foot, it bears the mark of the porcelain made during the reign of emperor Qianlong (1711-1799), however, this is a modern piece.
Another very attractive guinomi (sake cup) made by one of Japanís best-known contemporary potters, Suzuki Goro. Shino pottery has a more than four hundred year history. It was born in the kilns of the ancient Mino province (current Aichi and Gifu prefectures). Shino ware is essentially made for the Japanese tea ceremony. The soft tones of this particular cup are in perfect balance with the more masculine underglaze markings. It seems to invite a thirsty hand with a gentle touch. ...click for details
A spectacular chawan (tea bowl) made by a potter named Hirose Tanga, born in 1939. Hiroseís kiln, called Tenpozan-gama, is located in the city of Hagi.
The strong body of the bowl is covered by a milky brown robe with pink and violet undertones. Silky in some places and rougher to the touch in others, the vessel is well balanced in shape and texture; a true chalice for the tea ceremony where all the elements of t ...click for details
This fabulous chawan (tea bowl) is part of a series of 20 Raku bowls made by Suzuki Goro in 2006. It was a first (and maybe a last) for the potter who is better known for his Mino wares. Suzuki Goro is a potterís wheel prodigy who has attained the highest levels of knowledge of his crafts. But recently, he sometimes put the wheel aside and lends his hands more creative freedom to feel and shape his work. As Raku wares are hand formed, they are an ideal new way of expression for the prolific ...click for details