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A fine mottling of Hi-iro flame marks colors the bright terracotta of this large kataguchi bowl by Shigaraki artist Sawa Kiyotsugu enclosed in the original signed wooden box. Goma and SHiseki blend on the smoke darkened rim, traveling down the fire side, with the opposite a brilliant display of oranges. The makers sign is carved into one of three deep divots on the base. The bowl is roughly 11 inches (26.5 cm) diameter and in perfect condition dating circa 1975. Kiyotsugu (b. 1948), originally of Shigaraki, spent two years at the Kyoto Ceramics Research institute before a five year apprenticeship under Takahashi Shunsai back in his hometown of Shigaraki. He has been a staunch supporter of the modern revival and development of Shigaraki yaki, his works sold through a network of private exhibitions.