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Shino Chawan by Suzuki Tomio

Shino Chawan by Suzuki Tomio

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Directory: Artists: Ceramics: Pottery: Bowls: Contemporary: Item # 1189705
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Kami-cho 2-2-6, Ageo-shi
Saitama-ken, Japan 362-0037

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230,000 yen (EMS shipping included)

Here is another wonderful chawan (tea bowl) made by master potter Suzuki Tomio. Suzuki Tomio’s tea vessels have evolved to become timeless chalices, embodiments of a centuries-old tradition and an always-rejuvenated spirit that keeps on reincarnating itself anew.

This bowl is a perfect example of the sheer beauty of Shino pottery in one of its most spectacular forms. The white robe with pink undertones softens the solid body, which seems to have been shaped in rose quartz. Yet once again the strength of the chawan resides in the kodai (foot); the guardian of the energy of the vessel and what links its spirit to the earth.

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 chawan is signed and in perfect condition. It will be shipped in a signed wooden box (please allow for a few weeks for the box to be made and signed.

Dimensions: 13.5 x 9.5 cm (5.4 x 3.8 in); weight 510g (1.1 lb)

The listed price includes shipping by EMS (with insurance and tracking; other options available).
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