Kohiki Shioge Small Tea Bowl（Akemi Ito）
This is the small tea bowl that fits comfortably in hand. It can be used for a variety of purposes, such as tea bowl, coffee bowl, and shochu bowl.
- Akemi Ito
- Bottom Diameter
- Paulonia Box with Artist's Sign
Cloth with Artist's Sign
Kohiki is a type of pottery made by covering a base with a high iron content with white mud, coating it with a transparent glaze, and firing it. Unlike muji-hakeme, the entire surface, including the bottom and surrounding area, is covered with white mud. The name comes from the soft glaze on the surface that looks as if it has been blown with powder. Some of the highlights are the stains called “Amamori” caused by years of use, and the “Hima” where the base material appears in the white mud. Tea bowl, sake bottle, and sake cup are highly prized and coveted. It was fired mainly in the 15-16th century.
Shioge is a jar with a swollen body and a narrow mouth. It is said that it was originally a vessel for storing salt. It is seen in korean kohiki and katade, and is also popular as a winter tea bowl in tea ceremonies. It is also used for incense burner, etc.
Akemi Ito 1964-
Born in Tagawa City, Fukuoka Prefecture.
In 1992, studied the basics of pottery at Fukuoka Prefectural Tagawa Advanced Technical Training School.
In 1993, studied under Takechika Arimitsu.
In 1997, started making pottery in Tagawa City, Fukuoka Prefecture.
Became a pottery instructor at the NHK Cultural Center（Kitakyushu）.
In 2005, became a pottery instructor at Kurate Ryutoku High School.
Held solo exhibitions in Kyoto and Tokyo, and has strong fans all over the country.