Seven Teabowls by Goro Suzuki
The gallery’s next show, Frank’s International House of Ceramics will include seven tea bowls and two tea containers by Japanese artist Goro Suzuki. These pieces have a special history because they were brought to us by Suzuki-san in 2010 for a tea ceremony that we held at a private home in Malibu.
Suzuki-san had suggested the special event, and he made sure that everything was properly arranged. This included flying in Tea Master Souyu and her six assistants from Japan, and providing all the ceramic wares used in the ceremony from his own body of work. These nine works are only a portion of the beautiful array of traditional and non-traditional tea bowls that everyone drank from. They have never been exhibited before at the gallery, as they were brought to us specifically for the tea ceremony.
The tea bowls and containers that we’ll be exhibiting demonstrate a range of styles including Yobitsugi, Kiseto, Kuro, Shino, and Oribe. There are also examples of styles invented by Suzuki-san himself! Frank’s International House of Ceramics opens November 17th, with a reception at 5:00 pm.