Beautiful Bizen pair of guinomis by Toko Konishi. Blue Bizen is rare.It has very fine texture. To make hidasuki ware, pieces are wrapped in straw soaked in brine (salt water) and placed into saggars prior to firing. During the firing process, the straw burns away, leaving a 'flash' of sodium vapor on the surface of the pot, which causes a slight glaze formation. These glaze flashes turn the light colored stoneware, and show the areas where the straw was in contact with the body. Toko Konishi's kiln is one of the biggest and finest kiln in Bizen. Her father devised the Sangiri firing effect. This was a great achievement. Toko Konishi takes over her father's work spirit. These guinomis express her uncompromising attitude.
size 5.5cm(width) x 5.5cm(height). Box included