Wednesday, June 15, 2016


I made a short video slideshow of another Shino chawan by Sakai Kobu. Glazed in a nice array of colors, the bowl is bisected by a waspy, drifting area of pure white like a rolling cloud bank drifting in front of a dark mountain range. Sakai well known for his patented "Sakai Shino" has a wonderful gift for creating chawan (and other pots) that have the sense of having been painted as much as they have been glazed and this kumo, cloud chawan is a good example of just that.

"a good omen
in the west, deep red
billowing clouds"  Kobayashi Issa (1763-1828)

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