Seigan Yamane  hand-shaped

29.03.2021
Condition : Completely New  Size : Dia. 4.2-4.4"(10.6-11.2cm) x Height 4.3"(11.0cm) This is a Japanese hand-shaped pottery tea bowl of Hagi Ware made by a famous potter, Seigan Yamane. Beautiful blue glaze covers the brown pottery. The seal of the potter is stamped on the bottom. Seigan Yamane was born in 1952, and started making Hagi ware in 1987. And then, he started his own pottery in 1992 and has ever been awarded a lot of prizes for his great works.
Condition : Completely New Size : Dia. 4.2-4.4"(10.6-11.2cm) x Height 4.3"(11.0cm) This is a Japanese hand-shaped pottery tea bowl of Hagi Ware made by a famous potter, Seigan Yamane. Beautiful blue glaze covers the brown pottery. The seal of the potter is stamped on the bottom. Seigan Yamane was born in 1952, and started making Hagi ware in 1987. And then, he started his own pottery in 1992 and has ever been awarded a lot of prizes for his great works.

Source of supply: Fujiyama Gallery (japanese.artisan)

chawans by Seigan Yamane in the hagi style

The bowls are made of very coarse clay with a thick straw ash glaze. The notch in the foot pays homage to the Korean origins of Hagi-yaki. Presumably, however, they also historically serve the purpose of preventing the bowls from sticking to smooth surfaces, because the Chawan are still permeable to water, typical of Hagi ceramics. Approx. 10 ml of liquid seep through it in 1 hour.

Over time, the ceramics seal due to the pigments in the tea water; as a result, the ceramics also discolor (called nanabake in Japanese) and form a crackled glaze pattern, which is definitely wanted because, according to a proverb, Hagi goods only become perfect when they are used.