A deep bowl pelted with bluish-green salt glaze revealing patches of combed white by Hamada Shoji enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Ai-Shioyu Kushime Chawan. The form is composed, rising perfectly from the heavy base to the light rim. The glaze has crawled and settled into lights and shadows, capturing that effect so sought in salt glazes, wth the added feature of the comb marks in the clay, which add a sensory dimension not restricted to vision. A bowl the mastercraftsman would have been proud of.
Size, W 12.4 cm ( 5 inches) H 9.7 cm ( 4 inches)
Condition, Excellent, enclosed in a double wood box.
Hamada Shoji was born in Tokyo, and enrolled in the Tokyo Technical University at the age of 19. In 1918 he met the important British potter Bernard Leach, and the history of ceramic arts was forever changed. One of the most influential and sought after of all Japanese Ceramic artists. There is no shortage of reading material for those who would like to learn more about this potter.