We proudly present an iridescent tea bowl with wonderful rainbow glaze by one of the greatest ceramic artists of our time, Hideaki Miyamura. It comes in mint condition with its signed and sealed wooden box.
Hideaki Miyamura was born in 1955 in Niigata, Japan, and traveled to the United States to study art history at Western Michigan University. After college, he returned to Japan in 1987 to pursue his interest in ceramics as an apprentice with master potter Shurei Miura in Yamanashi.
Stemming from his interest in rare ancient Chinese tea bowl glazes, Miyamura seeks to create glazes that have a three-dimensional quality and convey purity and peacefulness. His vessels are pristine, disarmingly simple, contemplative objects whose finishes reflect the panoply of the natural world — geologic phenomena, star-filled nights, rainbows, undulating ocean waves and fiery sunsets.
Clarity and simplicity of line are the most important formal elements to him, as they create unity with their surroundings and allow a pure canvas for the glaze. Every time the shape changes, the glaze looks so different.
He wants each piece to feel balanced with the environment, to feel as it co-exists naturally with its surroundings. The form directs the light and the eye, allowing the glaze, in turn, to shape the perception of form.
His work is included in numerous public collections, including the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City, and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
Size: 8 cm high and 14 cm in diameter.