(DEMON) ONI (鬼) SHINO
Genuine Guarantee Work Devil Shino Cup
By the Asian Picasso
BLACK glaze applied to the Cup has become a stunning finish.
This Chawan is a Oni Black Shino, an unique style of pottery raw style that represent a demon ogre. Fired at extreme temperatures for days the iron and clay fuse with the molten ash of the kiln to produce his unique primordial ceramic surface style. This piece displays a sublime black reddish glaze showing through and along areas far and beyond ,inside and outer rim a supreme result. A cup with a memorable personality.
"Like many of the greats, Nahiko as a multi-talented artist he accomplished in the pursuit of calligraphy, oil painting, sculpting, and his greatest love, the Shakuhachi. Unfortunately, his artistic pursuits were cut short during the war when he was drafted into the army to fight in WWII. After being released from service, he spent a number of years traveling the countryside playing the Shakuhachi and for a time practicing as a reclusive Zen priest at Myoanji temple.
Finally, his creative spirit was rekindled by the fire of the potter's kiln and this became his life's calling.