Kawai Zuiho – 河合瑞豊 – (1913~1964) – Tetsu-e Chawan – 鉄絵茶碗


Kawai was the third generation of a Kyoto potter family that began with the establishment of the family kiln before the turn of the century. This work was passed on to him, where it abruptly came to an end with his early death, of a heart condition, at 51. He was a graduate of the Kyoto Municipal School of Arts and Crafts and went on to win many prizes in ceramics competitions. Besides being a master of Kyo-yaki, he could also produce celadon and mishima-ware and was a student of zen studies, which he imparted into his work. He was also a member of the Contemporary Arts and Crafts Association. This simple, elegant Tetsu-e bowl is a delight to hold and truly reinforces the Japanese belief that these works of art are living things.

Kyo-Yaki is high-fired ceramic and pottery that centers around the Higashiyama district of Kyoto. Dating back to the 17th century, this style of pottery stems from the the tradition of two great potters: Ninsei Nonomura and his student Kenzan Ogata. Kyo-ware was designated as a traditional craft in 1977.

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