Matsubayashi Hosai XVI


Geppaku-yuh Chawan 月白釉流シ 茶碗, 2019

Ceramic, slip, glaze

3-3/8 x 5-1/4 x 4-1/2 inches,

8.5 x 13 x 11.5 cm

Born in 1980. Lives & works in Uji, Kyoto Prefecture In 2016, he succeeded to Matsubayashi Hosai XVI, a practitioner of the 400-years old Asahiyaki pottery. Asahiyaki is strongly rooted in the culture of Uji region in Kyoto, known as a first-class tea producing regions with 600 years of history. Hosai learned the art of pottery under his father and became a fully-fledged potter at the age of twenty-five. He produces his works using the traditional Asahiyaki techniques with delicate and mindful wheel shaping, while reviving the traditional tea ceremony aesthetics with modern-day sensibilities. He exhibited and hosts a tea ceremony in Guimet Museum in Paris, and had an artist-in-residence at Leach Pottery in St. Ives, established by Bernard Leach.
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