Scalloped Edge White Slip Serving Bowl #HA2 by Yutaka Hanaoka
8" Diameter 4" Height
Stoneware, White Slip
Made in Shizuoka, Japan
Yutaka Hanaoka - Shizuoka Prefecture
After studying under Shiro Banura in Iga City, Mie prefecture, about 40 years ago he started a kiln in Shuzenji, Shizuoka prefecture. There, he opened up the world to what is now known as "kohiki tableware". At the time, it was the norm to use kohiki as the foundation for any painted pottery. The world Hanaoka-san presented showed the values and beauty of people at the time in a provocative way, and a kind of movement was born. However, different from most other movements, it is one that we don't tire from. Even now, it continues to attract young fans, young potter's admiration, even the reason to become a potter. Hanaoka-san's work is splendid without necessarily emphasizing personality. However, a "Yutaka Hanaoka kohiki" is something you'll always recognize.