Yamane Seigan was born in 1952 and is a member of the
Hagi Association of Ceramic Artists. He is self taught and works out of the Kousaian Kiln,
which he opened in 1987.
Hagi ware is closely associated with the Tea Ceremony in Japan and this teabowl (chawan) shows the
glaze crawl effect used by many Hagi artists but the brown glaze is something
that I have only seen Yamane experiment with. The body of the teabowl is made
from a darker clay than usual and the seal mark is
stamped into an applied roundel of lighter clay. Besides the signed wooden
box the teabowl also comes supplied with a cleaning cloth marked with the
more recently used potter’s seal as seem on the box as well.
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