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Slender and noble hanaire with excellent faceted planes and spatula marks accentuated by "ripped" clay at the facet edges. This pot was glazed in a thick nuka glaze and then covered in a runny ash glaze that has pooled glaze on the lip, shoulder and at other points. Measuring 23 x 9.25cm this vase is in excellent condition and is a striking example of ware made for the tea ceremony (chadogu) that Richard Milgrim is so well known and respected for.
Though born in the US, Richard Milgrim made the trek to Japan and apprenticed with salt and slip specialist Iwabuchi Shigeya in Kyoto. Milgrim is well known for his expressive and thoughtful tea pieces and works in a wide variety of techniques and traditions which he picked up by further study with masters, Fujiwara Yu, Kato Koemon and Tahara Tobi among others. He is also well versed in the art of tea ceremony which adds to his pottery. Richard Milgrim is well exhibited and published in Japan and abroad and his works are held in a number of private and public collections.
If you do a search I have put up a short video slideshow of this vase on Youtube, Richard Milgrim Haiyu Hanaire.