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Sohei Matsuno

Hakeme Bowl | Small

Hakeme Bowl | Small

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This small, deep bowl is perfect for rice, desserts, and a range of side dishes. The notched foot is an iconic feature of many Hagi yaki pieces. The grey glazes complements the rich clay body underneath. 

Each piece of Matsuno-san's Hakeme series is delicately crafted by hand and can be distinguished by the white glaze brush stroke adorned on the exterior. The pieces in the series feature several orange spots referred to as maple leaves or Momiji. Clusters of these momiji spots are often called Gohonte, named after the order forms and catalogue books (gohon) that tea masters used in the Azuchi-Momoyama period to order tea bowls from potters and kilns.

Height: 80mm
Width: 120mm

As each item is handmade, slight size, spotting and colour variations may exist between items.

Handcrafted in Hagi

Perched on a quiet street overlooking a field of rice paddies, Sohei Matsuno's gallery and studio is home to an exquisite array of Hagi yaki styles. Adding a contemporary approach to this traditional form, Matsuno-san's work features glaze colours not traditionally seen in Hagi yaki. Alongside his traditional works, it is not uncommon to find deep ruby reds, bright blues and greens, and even his signature mauve glaze. We had the pleasure of meeting Matsuno-san and learning about his studio on our recent visit to Hagi. Previously his father's studio, home to six working artists, Matsuno-san now works on his own, regularly filling the large studio with students in his ceramic classes. His father's work can still be seen on display in their traditional climbing kiln alongside the studio.

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