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Shigaraki Tea Bowl

Ceramics
ORIGIN
Shigaraki, Shiga Prefecture
SIZE
φ130mm × H85mm
MATERIAL
Clay

The dynamism of earth and fire

A fire burning fiercely in a wood-fired kiln. Imagine the sensation of grasping such a crackling, energetic dynamism. The artist’s hands, forming the Shigaraki clay, have boldly drawn out its individuality to reveal a powerful presence. The sparkle of the hairline crack patterns (kan-nyu, or “crackle”) and natural ash glaze (shizenyu), shining within its strength, is also beautiful.

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