Large Tamba Aka-Dobe Charger-Platter by Ichino Masahiko
A Very Happy Year of the Dog to everyone, kansha woof from Kyoto! To start the year we show a massive Tamba aka-dobe charger by celebrated ceramic artist Ichino Masahiko. He dug the clay in the hills of Tamba and left quite raw, he included the two techniques that often define Tamba, rusty-red applied slip and slip-trailing, here with symbols he saw while drinking some wine and on the bottle was a Goethe verse, shown in part in Japanese here. Though, no one can surely read it—graffiti now. It’s quite heavy, a one-off work (for now), 8.8cm.tallx50-51.2com wide. No box, yet can have a signed paper by Ichino to accompany this contemporary masterpiece.