Glaze clings to the raw clay like the last remnants of winter snow hidden in the shadows on this Spartan bowl by world renowned artist Mihara Ken enclosed in the original signed wooden box,and dates to (2014). understatedly titled simply Wan. The unassuming form is simple and refined, a perfect compliment to the austere recesses of the tea room aesthetic.
Size, W 12.8 x13.3cm(5-1/2 inches) H 8.1 cm (3-1/2 inches)
Condition, Excellent ,
Mihara Ken was born in Shimane prefecture in 1958, and apprenticed under Funaki Kenji at the age of 23. He has been exhibited and or prized at the All Japan Ceramic Exhibition (Nihon Togei Ten), Asahi Ceramic Exhibition, the National Traditional Crafts Exhibition (Nihon Dento Kogei Ten) as well as the Tanabe Museum Chanoyu no Zokei Ten (Modern tea forms Sculpture Exhibition). He has displayed in both Europe and America and is held in the permanent collection of the Tanabe Museum of Art and the New Orleans Museum of Art among many others.