Hagi Pottery – DEISHI Shibuya: Open Summer Chawan with cut foot.

Height: 7.1 cm (2.8 inches)    Diameter: 12.2 cm (4.8 inches)

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Deishi Shibuya throws all of chawan and yunomis using a Korean style kick wheel and then fires them in his traditional wood-fired climbing kiln (Odaiba-gama) for many days. This summer teabowl has Deishi’s impressed seal mark just outside the foot ring (at 3 o’clock in the image above) and a cut to the foot ring (wari kodai). The dark markings in the images are inclusions within the stoneware body of the bowl. There is no wooden box with the bowl hence the price.

He is one of the “elder statesmen” of the Hagi pottery tradition, being the Chairman of the Hagi Traditional Industrial (Handicrafts) Association for the last 20 years or so. He has won many prizes for his work, including the International Art Culture award in 1984.