Sugiura Yoshiki was born in Takahama city in 1915 and studied
under Kawamura Kitaro in Kyoto and moved to Hiratobashi with him in 1950. Two
years later he moved to Seto and remained there until his death in 1982.
Sugiura san also studied under the celebrated potter, Rosanjin, and was
accepted to be included in the Japan Fine Arts Exhibition as well the Nitten
on several occasions.
This Seto-guro (Black Seto) chawan was made during the 1970s and is titled
“Mother”. The actual calligraphy reads “Tarachine”, which translates as
mother’s breast. It comes with a signed wooden box and has his incised signature
on the base as shown above.