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Black Kyûsu tea pot by Shiraiwa Taisuke, 200ml

Black Kyûsu tea pot by Shiraiwa Taisuke, 200ml
 
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The Hakodate potter Shiraiwa Taisuke was the student of the famous Tokoname-yaki potter, Konishi Yôhei.
The young Shiraiwa has become a specialist of kyûsu teapots and firing in wood-fueled anagama kilns. He uses this technique to create decorations and effects known as “yôhen.” Since they are produced by serendipity in the kiln, exactly the same motifs cannot be produced twice. Shiraiwa’s teapots are also very light and fine.
However, for this black “kokudei” teapot, he used a gas kiln. It is a model from a series intended for the exhibition for the Association for Traditional Japanese Crafts, so the potter was seeking perfect form and finish, which are more difficult to attain in an anagama kiln, especially with respect to the colours. The black colour is obtained by firing that involves reduction cooling red shudei clay.

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Black Kyûsu tea pot by Shiraiwa Taisuke, 200ml
ACC-57-033-POT

USD $240.00





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