Saturday, 23 November 2019

The Sake vessel - 1




The Sake Vessel, at the Stratford Gallery.




This wonderful exhibition features more than 400 pieces. Much like the ceremonial tea bowl, the vessels used for the presentation and serving of Japan's favourite drink are highly scrutinised, revered and collected objects.




Akiko Hirai, textured sake set









Akiko Hirai, Tokkuri with two Ochoko 




Asato Ikeda, Japan, Sake set, Katakuchi and 2 Guinomi, (wood fired porcelain)




 Asato Ikeda, Japan, Sake set, Katakuchi and 2 Guinomi, (wood fired porcelain)










Shigemasa Higashida, Japan, Oribe sake bottle




Shigemasa Higashida, Japan, Oribe sake cup




Mike Weber, USA, Guinomi (stoneware with shino and natural ash glaze, anagama wood fired)




Mike Weber, USA, Sake pourer an Guinomi (stoneware, gold lustre shino, natural ash glaze, Anagama wood fired) 





Aaron Scythe, New Zealand, Yobitsugi style sake bottle and two Yobitsugi style Guinomi





Margaret Curtis, UK, Guinomi, (stoneware with copper red glazing)




Margaret Curtis, UK. Guinomi (stoneware with shino glazing)




Eddie Curtis, UK. Sake Katakuchi (stoneware, applied texture, cooper oxide and white shino)





Eddie Curtis, UK. Sake Katakuchi  and sake cup (porcelain with celadon and copper red oxide)




Margaret Curtis, UK. Guinomi (stoneware with celadon and textured overglaze)




Eddie Curtis, UK. Sake Katakuchi (stoneware, applied texture, cooper oxide and shite shino) 




Eddie Curtis, UK. Sake Katakuchi (stoneware with celadon and copper red oxide)




Osamu Inayoshi, Japan, Kurinuki Guinomi and cups (wood fired with natural ash glaze, custom signed wooden box)





Uwe Loelimann, Germany, Sake cup open form (stoneware, natural ash deposits, Anagama fired upside down for 7 days)




Shigemasa Higashida, Japan. Kuro Oribe sake cup, + custom signed wooden box)




 Shigemasa Higashida, Japan. Kuro Oribe sake cup, + custom signed wooden box)




Lisa Hammond, UK. Tokkuri with Guinomi, (black stoneware with snow white shino glaze)




Nishi Koichi, Japan, Neriage Tokkuri, sake cup, + custom, signed box





Lucien M. Koonce, USA, Tokkuri, (shino glazed and natural ash glaze, Anagama fired for 5 days, + custom signed wooden box)




Joe Bruhin, USA. Guinomi (Anagama fired with natural ash glaze)




Elena Renker, New Zealand, Tokkuri and Guinomi (black stoneware, slip and shino, wood fired)





Elena Renker, New Zealand. Tokkuri and Guinomi, (black stoneware with shino, wood fired)




Joe Bruhin, USA. Gourd Tokkuri and Guinomi, (Noborigama fired with natural ash glaze)



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