This flamboyant chawan (tea bowl) has a very abstract keshiki (landscape), which slowly reveals its source, as the bowl is turned. The fantastic sense of movement and the contrasted tones of this unique bowl give it great energy and a magnetic charm. 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. He is especially known for his Yohenkin Shino, which he developed on his quest to always creating his craft anew. Suzuki Tomio 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 bowl is signed and in perfect condition. It will be shipped in a signed box.
Dimensions: 14 cm x 9.5 cm (5.6 in x 3.8 in), Weight 490 g (17.1 oz)
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