Posted 12 months ago
Most glass artists in Japan have made items for use in the tea ceremony and this is a tea bowl made by eminent artist Yoshihiko Takahashi (1958-).
Takahashi trained at the glass school at Tama University and after graduating spent two years working with glass in Germany. He then established his own studio in Kanagawa Prefecture where this bowl was made. His work is widely collected and held in museums and galleries world wide.
It's very subtle at first view, but becomes more complex with study. The bowl graduates from colourless glass at the bottom to a very deep purple at the rim. A really unusual square foot in black glass has been added, and internally silver foil covers the patch where the foot is attached. The whole has then been sandblasted so it is satin in finish. Diameter 14cm height 8.5cm.
It's a nice piece to have as an example of Takahashi's art.