H3 3/4 x W5 2/4 x L4 3/4 in, H9.2 × W13.4 × L12.6 cm
Shiro Tsujimura, Shino Teabowl
Tsujimura coated this tea bowl with a thick layer of white slip, a glaze made from clay mixed with water. When fired, this glaze pooled around the hip of the bowl, contrasting the smooth texture of the glazed walls and the rough, exposed clay of the base. As the piece cooled, the glaze cracked, leaving a pattern of random line reminiscent of shattering ice. Barely discernible through the glaze, a graceful underdrawing evokes the image of a bird taking flight.
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