Contemporary Ceramic Pottery

Yoshinobu Tsuchiya Tsubasa Glazed Small Serving Set | Tea Ceremony Ceramics


Age:Contemporary (1991)

Descriptive qualities& condition:

Dimensions: 8-0”w x 7-0”d

Shown are three (3) unique earthenware Cinnabar glazed, wedge shape plates, to be used in a grouping of three to six for serving a variety of items during the tea ceremony or special feast among friends. Odd numbered items are common in art and reflect the clay from which they are made. Each are enhanced with a variation of the dark cinnabar glazing that focuses on the one point which offers a deep brown accent. Each has a natural rustic feeling reflecting the material of which they are made. Each piece is signed on the bottom by the artist.

Every year Yoshinobu jointly hosts a feast with a renowned Chef that incorporates his ceramic work into an artistic event. He offers a number of items based on the number three which in the Japanese culture represents the triad of family; male, female, and child; beginning, middle, and end; birth, life, and death. Yoshinobu states: ‘“hope my customers enjoy using the ceramic pieces and vessels, which are handcrafted and meant to convey the warmth of both hands.”

Condition: Excellent, original as made with no defects from age or use.

NOTE: Artist Profile

1942 Born in Izu, Shizuoka, Japan

1960 Began oil painting continues to exhibit works of art and exemplified in his ceramic works

1984 Began making ‘earthenware’ using hand-building techniques in Yokohama

1986 Opened his studio ‘Do-En-De’, or ‘clay - flame - hand ’

1990 Built his kilns in Usami, Itō-shi, Shizuoka, Japan

Participating in exhibitions held in Tokyo, Yokohama, Hakone, Kanazawa, Kyoto, Osaka, Ashiya, Kobe, and Takamastu