Aka Shino Green Tea Cup by Suzuki Tomio
Greatly esteemed by tea ceremony practitioners for centuries, shino-yaki was first fired during the Momoyama era (1568-1603) at kilns in Minō - central Japan. Glazed with a simple mixture of mostly feldspar and water, shino is renowned for its textured surface of pinholes and crackles. As a coloring agent, potters add a rare iron-rich sediment, called onita, which is found in certain riverbeds throughout the region.
This unique green tea cup by Suzuki Tomio is done in aka (red) shino and accented with feldspar drip details which, in an unconventional spin, the artist applied horizontally.
For hot or cold green tea or iced tea.
Suzuki Tomio's shino pottery is held in private collections around the world and, in 2011, was acquired by the Philadelphia Museum of Art for display in their East Asian Art collection.
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