Osamu Suzuki Tea Bowls

We have had the privilege to meet this National Treasure artist once, a legend in tea ceramics he has a very specific philosophy about how he works and in person they are both beautiful to see and touch. Suzuki Osamu has received tremendous recognition throughout Japan including a highly praised, enormous retrospective in 1999 that toured five major Japanese museums. He began his career in 1948 with his co-founding of the Sodeisha group, dedicated to the creation of works, independent of ancient types, to be created by those artists who refused to exhibit at established studio craft competitions. /source Joan Mirviss/