Spectacular Shino Tea Bowl (Chawan) by one of the best known and unique artists of Japan, Katsuhiko Sato. It comes enclosed in its original wooden box.
Katsuhiko is an eccentric artist, working aptly in not only pottery, but also painting and calligraphy. His artwork is part of important auctions and it is exhibited world wide. He was born in Manchuria in 1940, his family returning to Japan in 1947 to settle in Okayama. He formed his unique attitude toward life while on his deathbed with severe tuberculosis in 1960, and with an inner will which defied medical opinions, recovered to a full and healthy life through a practice of painting Buddhist images. Two years later he graduated university and became a teacher in a small village in Nara prefecture, home to some of Japans greatest Buddhist monasteries. He achieved fame with a collection of paintings nationally publicized, and later, after already having his oil, watercolor and calligraphic works privately exhibited at the Nara prefectural museum, he began potting under Tsujimura Shiro in 1974. He is truly a unique artist, broad based and with a joy which shines through all of his work.
Size: 7,5 cm height x 11 cm in diameter.