This splendid chawan has the characteristics of a classic tea bowl and the timelessness of an exceptional vessel. It was made by Suzuki Goro, a master of both orthodox and modern styles of pottery. The Oribe tradition, born more than four hundred years ago, has been a perfect playfield for the artist who has kept redefining his craft much as the innovative Oribe wares caused a stir in the quiet tea rooms of the Momoyama period (1583-1600). Adorned by primitive, abstract markings, this particular bowl seems familiar yet original at the same time; it stands in the endless moment where old and new come together and finds itself a beacon of eternity.
Suzuki Goro (b. 1941) is a potter who goes beyond that usual appellation. He has developed a unique way of expressing himself through ceramics, basing his work on traditional styles from the Mino tradition: Shino, Oribe, Ki-Seto (yellow Seto), Setoguro (black Seto) and the Karatsu tradition. His works, which have a strong sense of individualism, include tea bowls with colorful painted cars and life size chairs, but he is also a master of more orthodox pieces. In 2002, Suzuki Goro received the very prestigious Japan Ceramic Society Prize.
The chawan is signed and in perfect condition. It will be shipped in a signed box.
Dimensions: 13 x 8.5 cm (5.2 x 3.4 in)
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