Tanii Hozan was born in Gojo-shi, Nara Prefecture in 1953
and graduated from Osaka University of Arts and Crafts in 1975. He built his
first kiln in Shigaraki in 1981 and then succeeded to the Tanikan kiln, which
was opened around 1870, in 1983
after marrying the previous potter’s daughter.
These yunomis have been thrown and
distorted slightly before the crackle glaze has been expertly applied.
Finally, they were fired in the main Tanikan kiln. They come with their own
card box and you will note that besides the impressed potter’s seal near the
foot ring there is also a seal on hand made paper with an exhibition number
that relates to his London
exhibition in March 2013.
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