Spouted Bowl

Monohanako

The Good Supply in Pemaquid Maine Japanese Artist Monohanako Ceramic Spouted Pouring Bowl Handmade in USA
  • The Good Supply in Pemaquid Maine Japanese Artist Monohanako Ceramic Spouted Pouring Bowl Handmade in USA
  • The Good Supply in Pemaquid Maine Japanese Artist Monohanako Ceramic Spouted Pouring Bowl Handmade in USA
  • $40.00

Handmade by Monohanako, this small porcelain bowl has tall walls and a spout shaped to pour. Use it to mix a batch of tea, to serve milk for tea or coffee, to keep sauces contained on the table during a party, or to pour measured ingredients while making a culinary creation. 

Each firing of the kiln is a unique event, which lends variation to the snow glaze. Sometimes the glaze presents as thick icing white; at other times, small bursts of shimmery crystals scatter the finish. The examples here are a perfect example of the middle point between those results. Quiet, calming, clean, and understated.

The navy is a wonderful and deep contrast with a glossy effect. The color was chosen by the artist in homage to her pottery studio in Maine, which was finished in 2016. The navy blue covers the trim in that special place and can now be transported to wherever these bowls shall go.

- Measures 4.25" diameter x 2.5" tall
- Matte snow glaze
- Wash by hand

Like all of Monohanako’s work, this piece is delicate. Its fragility requires the beholder to be present in the moment, even when washing a dish after use. Placing a soft liner between each piece when stacking multiple is worth the moment of gentle pause. How clever to use a handmade work of art to remind of this ideal.

Hanako Nakazato is a 14th generation potter from Japan. Her technique and philosophy are rooted in the ceramic traditions of Karatsumono, but working and living in the West have influenced the shapes and surfaces of her work.  

Dividing her time between her studios in and Union, Maine and Kyushu, Japan, Hanako creates exquisite yet simple forms that balance beauty and functionality.

The pristine landscapes and dramatic seasonal changes of Maine have clearly inspired the colors and textures in Hanako’s work in the years she has spent here. She translates the color of the sky to the glaze of a cup and the speckles of a bird’s egg to the surface of a bowl.

Even while the colors and textures stimulate the imagination, Monohanako pieces maintain a simplicity and purity of form that leaves room for whatever the vessel might hold. Hanako believes that her pottery is “finished” or made complete through use.

From the Artist: “Every day is different. Just like you change what you wear based on different seasons, occasions and your mood, I hope you enjoy the changes in everyday life through how you use pottery.”

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