Large bowl, blue glaze and white lattice
A vigorously poured work characteristic of the master of Mashiko.
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.