This fantastic chawan (tea bowl) was made by Suzuki Tomio, a well known contemporary Shino potter. It is a very strong piece, from the mouth to its kodai (foot), and probably one of his masterpieces. The vessel sits on a solid base, which defines the powerful balance of the whole body, bright and still radiating the fire that made it in spirit and flames. In it, it seems the universe is still being born. Used as it certainly should, this chalice will inspire and reenergize.
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Suzuki Tomio is one of the best Shino potters in Japan. In spite of the difficulty of making Shino ware, which has a very high loss rate, he has proven to be one of its masters. Born in Kyoto in 1948, Suzuki Tomio established his first kiln in the southern suburbs of Kyoto, in the Yawata district, in 1988 and since 1989 specializes only in Shino-yaki. Suzuki Tomio is famous for his Yohenkin-shino vessels, which have a spectacular soft golden caramel glaze and rich nacreous effects. He has held expositions at major venues in Japan and has been the recipient of several awards. He is also featured in books which recognize contemporary Japanese ceramists.
The chawan is signed and in perfect condition. It will be shipped in a signed box (please allow a few weeks before the box is made and signed). Dimensions: 13.5 x 10 cm (5.4 x 4 in); weight 515g (18 oz)
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