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Karatsu Guinomi by Suzuki Goro

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Directory: Archives: Regional Art: Asian: Japanese: Contemporary: Item # 700898
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Kami-cho 2-2-6, Ageo-shi
Saitama-ken, Japan 362-0037

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This splendid guinomi (sake cup) is one of eleven I am presenting at once, in this catalog, to show the versatility of Suzuki Goro, a prodigious potter who has mastered its craft and continues to develop it beyond the orthodoxy, with his prolific, creative spirit. This karatsu cup offers the same complexity than a great chawan (tea bowl), with the energetic glaze veiling only part of the guinomi’s sandy clay, while the foot’s bare microcosmic landscape inspires as much as a mighty desert. Suzuki Goro 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 conventional pieces. In 2002, Suzuki Goro received the very prestigious Japan Ceramic Society Prize. The guinomi is signed, in perfect condition and comes with a signed box. Dimensions: 5.5 cm x 5 cm (2.2 in x 2 in)