H4 1/8 x W9 5/8 x L8 1/4 in, H10.6 x W24.5 x D21 cm
Kai Tsujimura, Karatsu Dish
Tsujimura used iron-rich, rust-red clay for this tea bowl, typical of Karatsu-style ceramics from northern Kyushu. Marks from the hand of the artist and his tools when he formed and sculpted this ovular vessel give its walls a rippling texture. A thin layer of translucent glaze with white overtones adds a reflective quality and a warm hue in soft lighting.