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Sohei Matsuno

Hakeme Ceramic Rice Bowl

Hakeme Ceramic Rice Bowl

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The glaze on these ceramic rice bowls came out lighter than the other pieces in the series. The contrast between the cool shade of grey and dark clay body immediately caught our eye in Matsuno-san's gallery during a recent visit. Although they are labelled as a rice bowl, the bowls are a fantastic shape for a wide range of dishes.

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: 75mm
Width: 140mm

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

Handcrafted in Hagi

SOHEI MATSUNO
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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