Large Shallow Bowl with Ash Glaze, 1988

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Shigeyoshi Ichino
Born Tamba, Japan, 1942

Large Shallow Bowl with Ash Glaze, 1988
Stoneware

Purchased with funds from the National Fund for Acquisitions, 1988.
Museum number 1990-137

The appearance of foaming stripes is created by adding the ash of rice husks to the glaze. During firing the ash burns away leaving the imprint of the husks resembling bubbles trapped in the white glaze.

The artist is one of Japan's leading potters who combines the traditions of East and West in his ceramics. His father, Tanso, was a master potter who worked closely with Bernard Leach, the founding father of British studio pottery. Ichino himself spent time at the Leach Pottery in St. Ives in 1969.

Large Shallow Bowl with Ash Glaze, 1988
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