This splendid coffee set is part of a series of cups and plates made by Suzuki Goro and exposed in Tokyo in March 2009. This time, the master craftsman has conjugated the hai-shino (ash shino) genre of pottery and gave each item an original look; each piece is a source of conversation on its own and defines its own space. Suzuki Goro has used the clay as a canvas and brushed some of his favorite motifs and idyllic scenes as well as more abstract subjects, true to the pottery tradition of his natal region; Mino ware is known for the sometimes out of this world drawings painted onto potteries. This style lends itself well to the ever creative and youthful spirit of the artist.
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.
Each piece is signed, in perfect condition and will be shipped in a signed wooden box (the picture of the box is only used as an example; size may vary). Kindly allow for a few weeks before the box is made and signed.
Dimensions: plate 15.5 x 2.5 cm (6.2 x 1 in); cup 11.5 x 9 cm (4.6 x 3.6 in)
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