Friday, June 5, 2015


Here is another in the plus column for Suzuki Goro and then some. I was immediately taken by the rolling posture of this E-Shino chawan where the sparse but dramatic use of underglaze iron literally sets the bowl on fire. The undulating lip and provocative posture of this piece create a great canvas for the balanced decoration, the impactful use of finger marks where the bowl was held during glazing and the textured surface related to Suzuki's work in general. As I look at this chawan, I imagine him having just finished throwing the piece, lifting it off the wheel and giving it an experienced and purposeful twist to get the "wonky" feel to the bowl. There are few potters as capable of creating semi-premeditated happenstance than the master of casual, Suzuki Goro.
"Buy the ticket, take the ride." Hunter S. Thompson

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