Suzuki Tomio is a potter who is always experimenting and one of his last creations is called Yo-hen-kin Shino (gleam changing gold Shino), which has a spectacular soft caramel glaze and rich nacreous effects. Here is a beautiful example of his magical work, which shows why, in my opinion, he is one of the best Shino potters in Japan. In spite of the difficulty of making Shino ware, which has a very high loss rate, Suzuki Tomio has proven to be one of its masters. Born in Kyoto in 1948, he 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 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. This particular bowl is a Nodate chawan; a tea bowl of smaller size adequately used during outdoor tea ceremonies. It has however nothing to envy to the large and usually much heavier Shino chawan, as it presents the same appealing characteristics
The bowl is signed and in perfect condition. It comes with a signed box.
Dimensions: 10.5 cm x 7.5 cm (4.2 in x 3 in), Weight 300 g (10.5 oz)
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