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Fujioka Shuhei Iga Kataguchi Hachi Bowl
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An austere deep bowl with a pouring spout, a traditional Iga form by Fujioka Shuhei enclosed in the original signed wooden box titled Iga Kataguchi. Here the artist has created a piece in the true Iga tradition, which was rustic and humble, made for the use of local farmers. Through a smattering of flying ash the surface is unglazed, allowing the handler direct contact with the clay, and by virtue to the hands of the potter . His finger prints are clearly visible on around the base. It is 10 inches (25cm) diameter, 4.5 inches (12cm) tall and in excellent condition.
Fujioka Shuhei was born in Ehime, on the Island of Shikoku in 1947. He went to Kyoto where he studied at Ritsumeikan University, graduating in 1970. After a stint at the Aichi Prefectural Ceramics Research Facility, he took up an apprenticeship with Tanimoto Mitsuo before establishing his own kiln in 1975, specializing in Iga ware. In line with his kiln in the mountains of Mie, he does not fight for place in the National Competitions, but relies on the intimate world of private galleries to display his work. That said his work is held in many public and private collections and has been displayed in museums throughout the globe, including the new Orleans Museum of Art.
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