A deep dark bowl with steep sides perfect for trapping the heat and aroma of tea in winter by Tsujimura Shiro enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Kuro-Oribe Chawan. The dark glaze trails off near the base, revealing a startlingly white clay. The contrast is both abrupt and challenging, creating a tension most welcome on an otherwise subtle work. This is a great example of the diverse style of this artist who is known for radical textures and natural effects. It perfectly displays another aspect of his personality, a quieter side of the man found one on one.
Size, D 11.2 x 11.8 cm H 11.2 cm
Tsujimura Shiro was born in Nara in 1947, and began his steps into the art world as an oil painter. While living at a Buddhist temple he experienced a profound connection with a Korean Tea Bowl, and began potting. He is highly acclaimed and somewhat reclusive, avoiding the public spectacles often needed to make one in Japan. His work has been exhibited throughout the globe, and is in the collection of any number of important institutions