This intriguing cup is a guinomi (sake cup). It was made by one of the most recognized contemporary Japanese potters: Suzuki Goro. Once again, the master craftsman has revisited a familiar object and transformed it, with his ever playful spirit and his expertise of the craft. The cup is part of a series of pieces Suzuki Goro made using clay from Hawaii.
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 orthodox pieces. In 2002, Suzuki Goro received the very prestigious Japan Ceramic Society Prize.
The cup is in excellent condition. It is signed and will be shipped in a signed wooden box.
Size: 7.6 x 6.1 cm (3 x 2.4 in)
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