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Tea bowl

Tea bowl

  • Place of origin:

    Fujioka (made)

  • Date:

    1984 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Suzuki, Goro, born 1941 (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Stoneware with white Shino glaze

  • Credit Line:

    Given by M. Yamamoto

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 23, shelf 4

Physical description

Tea bowl, made from the open-grained creamy almost white clay known locally in the Seto and Mino areas as 'mogusa tsuchi', it is loosely and fairly heavily thrown in an almost cylindrical shape. The rim is slightly carved and the base sculpted in a few energetic strokes to give a shallow and uneven footring.

The decoration on the exterior of the bowl consists of heavily applied underglaze iron splashes of an abstract nature slanting downwards and across from left to right. The white Shino glaze, which covers the whole bowl except the footring and its immediate surroundings, is opaque in most areas due to the thickness of its application and the effects of some sort of crystallizations.

Place of Origin

Fujioka (made)


1984 (made)


Suzuki, Goro, born 1941 (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Stoneware with white Shino glaze

Marks and inscriptions

Potter's signature inscribed into the clay next to the footring


Height: 7.4 cm, Width: 8.7 cm

Descriptive line

Tea bowl, stoneware with white Shino glaze, made by Suzuki Goro, Japan (Fujioka), 1984

Production Note

Artist: Suzuki Goro (1941 - )
Biographical reference: Shoji, Hamada. 'Gendai no togei', Vol 17, 1977, p. 85 NAL JK 17
Fujioka, Seto






Ceramics; Studio Pottery; Stoneware


East Asia Collection

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