So unique: fantastic light blue Celadon porcelain tea bowl by master potter Makoto Wakao.
Wakao Makoto was born in 1959 in the city of Tajimi (current Gifu prefecture), one of Japan’s great ceramic center known for Mino-yaki (Mino ware). He studied industrial design and at 24 was selected for the Asahi Journal Exposition and the exposition of the Japanese Traditional Crafts Association. Since 1998 his works have been frequently exposed at the famous Kuroda Toen gallery in Ginza, Tokyo. Seiji-yaki (celadon ware) was first made in China during the Sung dynasty (960-1279) and the highly prized ceramics were reserved for the nobility. The technique to make celadon is difficult to master and there is a very high loss rate. This particular Chawan (tea bowl) embodies the mastery of the potter and its great sense of aesthetics. It seems to be continuously evolving and recreating itself anew. The bowl is signed and in perfect condition. It comes with its originally signed and sealed wooden box, a signed cloth and a profile of the artist.
A lot of his work is held in museums, private collections and is also part of the Japanese Imperial Household.
Size: 7,6 cm height x 12,8 cm in diameter.