just a little blog to keep bowl images for my reference...
Otagaki Rengetsu and Isso (potter’s seal)
‘My thoughts’ tea bowl [chawan] c.1870
glazed stoneware, incised calligraphy
4.0 x 12.0 cm
Hamilton Art Gallery. Gift of Geoff Handbury.
Photograph Ian Brilley
I’ll make that frog there
unspoken colours appear
on the gorge’s yamabuki flowers.
(trans. Sayumi Takahashi)
early 17th century
Momoyama or early Edo period
Stoneware clay with Oribe copper-green glaze and iron pigment under colorless glaze
H: 19.7 W: 20.6 D: 20.6 cm
Central Nigeria Unmasked: Arts of the Benue River Valley
The National Museum of African Art Smithsonian Institution
“Ceramics in the West suffer a certain prejudice peculiar to the West unlike Asia, ancient America and Africa where ceramics existed within the highest realm of art and complimented, on equal terms, all other art mediums. This exhibition should clearly put to rest the notion that ceramics are the step child of the ritual arts. They are the ritual arts.”
This exhibition continues at the National Museum of African Art Smithsonian Institution until March 4, 2012.