Saladin: A large shino chawan


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Saladin: A large shino chawan

Postby Saladin » Jul 23rd, '12, 14:46

I love shino. In fact it's probably may favorite traditional ware from Japan, and it is really quite unlike American shino. I know this for fact as I spent much of my youth in a glaze lab trying to recreate it. Ryoji Kuroda had this to say about shino in his 1984 book titled Shino:*

"The white of Shino can be compared to the first snow of the season, or to the last traces of the winter snow, which the warm spring winds are erasing as the bush warbler's first song rings out. Shino's white surface is soft like a mother's breast; it brings back memories of childhood."

"Shino white is tidiness itself. And on that white the potters painted designs with an iron glaze made of oni-ita, a red clay rich in iron and manganese and abundant in the Seto region. The effect of flame in the kiln added distinctive fire marks. Shino is an elusive ware, capable of infinite transformations."

"The Shino potters thickly applied their glaze, which they made by carefully grinding feldspar and refining it in water. To this they added their own secret proportion of ash. Then, after offering sake and prayers to the gods of the kiln, and ritually scattering salt to purify the area, they entrusted their pieces to the fire."

"Shino ware is the spirit of tea, the essence of pottery. It is the result of the flames of the kiln"


The pinholes in Japanese shino happen because of the slow firing, whereas in Western glazes it's usually because of a high clay content. This bowl is a pretty good example of white shino with some lovely brushwork painted on the clay body under the glaze. It's quite large and perfect for somebody with man-hands. To me it looks like the potter was heavily influenced by the first living trasure for shino Toyozo Arakawa. The bowl has a beautiful undulating lip and a nice kodai. Includes signed box (not sure of the artist) and artists papers.
I love this pice but alas it must find a new home. Asking $75 shipped with insurance and free gift of my choice :)



* used without permission, so please don't sue me. It's a great book and I highly recommend you buy the new reprint which was printed along with the even more fantastic volume in the same series titled Oribe.
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Re: A large shino chawan

Postby Saladin » Jul 23rd, '12, 14:50

More pix. This bowl is vintage and well-used and has staining in the crazing and pinholes. The bowl is large but feels lightweight and well balanced.
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Re: A large shino chawan

Postby Saladin » Jul 23rd, '12, 14:52

one more..
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Re: Saladin: A large shino chawan

Postby Saladin » Jul 24th, '12, 13:48

A few more tempting photos. Whisk shown for scale ( sorry I keep losing my ruler).
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Re: Saladin: A large shino chawan

Postby rhythmaning » Aug 15th, '12, 23:15

Saladin wrote:I love shino. In fact it's probably may favorite traditional ware from Japan, and it is really quite unlike American shino. I know this for fact as I spent much of my youth in a glaze lab trying to recreate it. Ryoji Kuroda had this to say about shino in his 1984 book titled Shino:*

"The white of Shino can be compared to the first snow of the season, or to the last traces of the winter snow, which the warm spring winds are erasing as the bush warbler's first song rings out. Shino's white surface is soft like a mother's breast; it brings back memories of childhood."

"Shino white is tidiness itself. And on that white the potters painted designs with an iron glaze made of oni-ita, a red clay rich in iron and manganese and abundant in the Seto region. The effect of flame in the kiln added distinctive fire marks. Shino is an elusive ware, capable of infinite transformations."

"The Shino potters thickly applied their glaze, which they made by carefully grinding feldspar and refining it in water. To this they added their own secret proportion of ash. Then, after offering sake and prayers to the gods of the kiln, and ritually scattering salt to purify the area, they entrusted their pieces to the fire."

"Shino ware is the spirit of tea, the essence of pottery. It is the result of the flames of the kiln"


The pinholes in Japanese shino happen because of the slow firing, whereas in Western glazes it's usually because of a high clay content. This bowl is a pretty good example of white shino with some lovely brushwork painted on the clay body under the glaze. It's quite large and perfect for somebody with man-hands. To me it looks like the potter was heavily influenced by the first living trasure for shino Toyozo Arakawa. The bowl has a beautiful undulating lip and a nice kodai. Includes signed box (not sure of the artist) and artists papers.
I love this pice but alas it must find a new home. Asking $75 shipped with insurance and free gift of my choice :)



* used without permission, so please don't sue me. It's a great book and I highly recommend you buy the new reprint which was printed along with the even more fantastic volume in the same series titled Oribe.


Hello Saladin,
Is this bowl still available?
Thanks,
Gary
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Re: Saladin: A large shino chawan

Postby Saladin » Aug 16th, '12, 22:44

Hi Gary,

Yes it most certainly is. Please feel free to ask me any questions about it.

Best,

John
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Re: Saladin: A large shino chawan

Postby rhythmaning » Aug 17th, '12, 18:03

Saladin wrote:Hi Gary,

Yes it most certainly is. Please feel free to ask me any questions about it.

Best,

John


Thank you very much, John. Yours is one of a few Shino pieces I'm currently considering, so I'll get back to you soon.
Best,
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Re: Saladin: A large shino chawan

Postby TuoChaTea » Aug 18th, '12, 11:28

Would you ship to Europe? /shippig fees will be paid, of course/
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Re: Saladin: A large shino chawan

Postby Saladin » Aug 19th, '12, 12:19

I would happily ship to Europe, I pack very well and have shipped over seas many times. The shipping would be about $15- $25 extra depending on the speed etc.
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Re: Saladin: A large shino chawan

Postby Saladin » Sep 7th, '12, 19:04

$69.99? :mrgreen:
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Re: Saladin: A large shino chawan

Postby donaldosborne » Aug 2nd, '13, 09:02

Looks good Saladin. This is made in Japan ? ;D
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Re: Saladin: A large shino chawan

Postby Saladin » Aug 2nd, '13, 20:19

Hi there, yes it was made in Japan! :D
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