Japanese Contemporary Ceramic Pottery

Yoshinobu Tsuchiya Tsubasa Glazed Small Serving Set | Tea Ceremony Ceramics

$75.00

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 is 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 the 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