Large bowl, blue glaze and white lattice

青釉白格子描大鉢
青釉白格子描大钵
청유백격자묘대주발

HAMADA, Shoji

濱田 庄司
滨田 庄司
하마다 쇼지

1957
Stoneware
16.2×57.6cm


A vigorously poured work characteristic of the master of Mashiko.

益子の巨匠ならではの雄渾な流し描きによる名品
唯有益子町的巨匠才能夠創作出的雄渾一筆揮毫的名品
唯有益子町的巨匠才能创作出的雄浑流畅的名品
마시코의 거장 특유의 웅혼한 흘리 듯 그린 명품


Thick lines of white glaze form a lattice on a blue-green ground. The contrast of blue-green and white is brilliant. The white lines are drawn by filling a scoop with glaze and pouring it all at once from thirty centimeters outside the rim of the large bowl. This “pouring” technique, which Hamada Shoji referred to as nagashi-kake or nagashi-gaki, is a simple decorating technique traditional in Mashiko and arranged in Hamada-style. The combination of the colors of the ground and the linear pattern and the powerfulness of the linear pattern remind us of paintings of the 1950s, when this bowl was produced, particularly Abstract Expressionist works.