Celadon Jar

Kawase Shinobu Japanese

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Kawase Shinobu belongs to the third generation of a distinguished family of ceramic artists. Since the early 1970s Shinobu has specialized in celadon wares, which have a green, pale blue, or grayish-green glaze. The effect is achieved by adding a small portion of iron to the glaze and firing the vessels in a reducing atmosphere. The artist draws much of his inspiration from Chinese Southern Song dynasty (1127–1279) celadons.

Celadon Jar, Kawase Shinobu (Japanese, born 1950; active Ōiso, Kanagawa Prefecture), Porcelain with celadon glaze, Japan

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