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Hagi Pottery – DEISHI Shibuya: Tsu-tsu Chawan with “Firefly” decoration in a signed wooden box.


Height: 10.2 cm (4.0 inches)    Diameter: 9.4 cm (3.7 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 for many days. The typical Hagi white glaze on this winter Chawan uses a mixture of straw ashes that Deishi has refined and modified during his career. 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.

 

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