Terunobu Hirata — Shirahagi on Black Matte Bowl
Wheel thrown bowl with matte black glaze, and beautiful Shirahagi glaze dripping inside.
Terunobu Hirata is a Melbourne based potter who has been working in stoneware and porcelain for over 25 years. Terunobu originally trained as a chef and for many years worked at Kuni's Japanese restaurant - one of the oldest Japanese restaurants in Australia. His history as both a chef and potter has meant that the use of his work is essential to his practice and each piece is made with careful consideration of both its form and function. There is an awareness of detail and balance in Hirata's work which means they are as beautiful to use as they are in appearance.
Hirata has been the recipient of numerous awards and his work has been vastly exhibited throughout Victoria in both group and solo exhibitions. Hirata studied at the Warrandyte Potter's cottage in the early 1990s.
Material: Glazed stoneware