Japanese copper bowl by the Japanese master metalsmith Hiroshi Suzuki. All lighter areas are reflections from photography. Will work perfectly as a tea ceremony object. It is made by hammering a chunk of copper, raising it and giving it shape - no casting is involved. Fantastic clean gently curving organic form with beautifully hammered surface and superb patina on the inside of dark brown turning black. The shape is subtly erotic, very pleasant to the touch. Stunning contemporary object. Length 6 inches.
Hiroshi Suzuki was born in 1961 in Miyagi, Japan, studied silversmithing in Japan and London, UK.
2002 `Celebration in Gold & Silver’ Goldsmiths’ Hall, London;
2001 `The Unexpected’ Sotheby’s, New York;
`Silver Lives!’ The Gilbert Collection, London;
`Wabi Sabi’ Contemporary Applied Arts, London;
1999 `Emerging Talents 2000’ Lesley Craze Gallery, London;
1998 `Metalmorphosis’ Museum of Decorative Arts, Prague & Berlin.
Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery;
Chongju City Art Hall, South Korea;
Shipley Art Gallery, Gateshead;
The Crafts Council, London;
The Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths, London;
Victoria & Albert Museum, London.