Wednesday, August 14, 2013


Illustrated is another piece by Seiji specialist, Suzuki Sansei. Built by hand, this pot is another example of Suzuki's exceptional skill and precision glazing.  A large and imposing form, the tsubo has a wonderfully serene surface with several iron tinged craze lines breaking up the perfection of the surface. The form is further accentuated by thinning the glaze along the high points, ridges and boundaries of the piece giving it a taunt framework that encompasses the fullness of the form and the richness of the glaze. The visual dichotomy between the perfect and the irregular, makes Suzuki's pot an excellent vessel for a prolonged and lively dialogue.

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