Leaf catcher

Leaf catcher

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Large cups and square cups by Iuchi Moto.
大カップ、四角カップ、井内素。

Peppers from the garden before a frost warning on a new plate.

Peppers from the garden before a frost warning on a new plate.

Tea bowl

In the early seventeenth century, this powerful little sculpture in the guise of a tea bowl was made at the Motoyashiki kiln, in former Mino province. The bowl is shaped, glazed, and decorated in the format now called Black Oribe, one of numerous varieties invented by the potters working at Motoyashiki. The Black Oribe style at its most elaborate, as on this bowl, combines lustrous black glaze incised with graphic motifs and unrelated patterns loosely brushed over velvety white Mino clay and coated locally with translucent Shino glaze. All this, cradled in the hands, would frame a freshly whisked froth of chartreuse-green powdered tea, in an experience that engaged sight, touch, and taste. 

Tea bowl
Japan, Gifu prefecture, Toki city, Kujiri, Motoyashiki kiln
Momoyama period, ca. 1607–15
Mino ware, Black Oribe type
Stoneware with black glaze and iron pigment under clear glaze
Purchase—Harold P. Stern Memorial Fund, Freer trust fund, and Friends of the Freer and Sackler Galleries
F2014.5a–p

Tea bowl

In the early seventeenth century, this powerful little sculpture in the guise of a tea bowl was made at the Motoyashiki kiln, in former Mino province. The bowl is shaped, glazed, and decorated in the format now called Black Oribe, one of numerous varieties invented by the potters working at Motoyashiki. The Black Oribe style at its most elaborate, as on this bowl, combines lustrous black glaze incised with graphic motifs and unrelated patterns loosely brushed over velvety white Mino clay and coated locally with translucent Shino glaze. All this, cradled in the hands, would frame a freshly whisked froth of chartreuse-green powdered tea, in an experience that engaged sight, touch, and taste.

Tea bowl
Japan, Gifu prefecture, Toki city, Kujiri, Motoyashiki kiln
Momoyama period, ca. 1607–15
Mino ware, Black Oribe type
Stoneware with black glaze and iron pigment under clear glaze
Purchase—Harold P. Stern Memorial Fund, Freer trust fund, and Friends of the Freer and Sackler Galleries
F2014.5a–p

"October’s poplars are flaming torches lighting the way to winter" Nova S.Bair

New wine cups on poplar leaf.

"October’s poplars are flaming torches lighting the way to winter" Nova S.Bair

New wine cups on poplar leaf.

Shards of inspiration.

Shards of inspiration.

The rain brings out the colors.

The rain brings out the colors.

Patterns on the dog walk

Rainy day sketch book review

Rainy day sketch book review

Momentary Monday

Momentary Monday