This Irabo Chawan was created by Master Yamada. The bowl is made Tokoname clay with high iron content, which can be fired at high temperatures. Master Yamada uses different glazes to acomplish an earthy look in his ceramics.
Career of Master Yamada
Master Yamada was born 1953 in Tokoname. He was practically born into the potter’s trade as his family made ceramics for generations. He made his masters diploma in 1980 at the Tokoname Municipal Ceramic Research Institute. Master Yamada won numerous prizes including four times at the Chozo Prize Ceramics Exhibition.
This Irabo Chawan is made of Tokoname clay with high iron content, which can be fired at high temperatures. Different glazes where used to acomplish an earthy look in this ceramic.
About Tokoname Yaki
Tokoname yaki is one of the six oldest kilns in Japan and has been producing a wide variety of pottery. Pottery has been produced since the Fujiwara, Kamakura and Muromachi periods, and is loved by enthusiasts all over Japan. Particular, the handmade flower vases and tea ceremony utensils, which are elegantly fired using the clay of the local area, have been approved as “Traditional Crafts” by the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, and many masterpieces have been produced.