Seiho’s teapots are quite in demand for their beautiful hand impressed and colorful floral patterns. They are charming in all aspects of shape and design. Seiho tries to make each teapot design unique and imagines a story for each one as he applies his stamp-generated images to it.
The body of this teapot is river-stone grey/green in color. It is unglazed, which adds an appealing appearance and ‘feel’ to the teapot. Seiho impresses flower designs onto the damp clay using small, hand-carved wooden stamps with which he can control the depth of the impression. The flowers and other design elements are carefully painted before the teapots are fired.
This teapot features beautiful sprays of pink and white wisteria flowers across its body and lid. Seiho has also incorporated two whimsical butterflies into his design: one elegantly stamped and painted on the side of the pot, the other skillfully carved into the handle. The wings of the butterfly on the handle are completely carved though the clay while the body is simply impressed, demonstrating Seiho’s high level of skill as a craftsman.
Seiho Tsuzuki was born in 1944 in Tokoname, Japan and is a member of the Japan Crafts Association. He established his own kiln in 1964 and has won multiple awards for his ceramics. His son, Yutaka Tsuzuki apprenticed under him and is also a well-respected potter. Much like the work of his father, most of Yutaka Tsuzuki’s pieces are created using fine-grained grey clay and feature minimal, but highly effective embellishments.
This is a handmade item – slight variations in the painting, colors, tooling, patterning and kiln effects of Chinese and Japanese tea wares are to be expected. We have carefully photographed this item as best as possible – please be aware that different device screens can render colors and subtle tones slightly differently.
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