Discover the Magic of the Tea Bowl at Ippodo Gallery

Magic of the Tea Bowl: A Survey of 11 Contemporary Ippodo Gallery Artists

On view through Wednesday, July 28
Opening Reception: Thursday, July 8 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

Ippodo Gallery – 32 E. 67th Street, 3rd Floor (between Madison and Park Avenues)

Admission: Free

Ippodo Gallery’s first opening reception of the year celebrates its current exhibition, Magic of the Tea Bowl: A Survey of 11 Contemporary Ippodo Gallery Artists. The exhibition is on view through Wednesday, July 28.

Experience—in person—more than 100 tea bowls by eleven contemporary Ippodo Gallery artists. No RSVP is necessary. Please wear a mask inside the gallery.

About the Exhibition

Magic of the Tea Bowl is a group exhibition surveying more than 100 tea bowls made by eleven artists, ranging from emerging to established ceramic artists. These artists take the traditional, highly regarded form of the tea bowl and reconstruct it with their own fresh contemporary style. These pieces, made by artists of different backgrounds—from self-taught ceramicists to sons of master potters—demonstrate a vast range of work and visual identity.

The tea bowl is one of the most valuable, most respected forms of art in Asian culture. Since the 16th century, the Japanese have used the tea bowl in traditional tea ceremony, and as a result, it has become an object held in high esteem.

Tea bowls by each of the eleven artists in the exhibition

The Universe of the Tea Bowl

Throughout the years, Ippodo Gallery New York has witnessed the attention that tea bowls receive. They have the capacity to capture hearts and become a mediator between the artist and viewer: The bowls can be touched, appreciated, and experienced through human interaction and through the five senses.

As tea bowls are used, whether in the traditional sense of the tea ceremony or for casual everyday tea, the viewer establishes a connection, a day-to-day narrative and ritual with the object. The tea bowl no longer stands alone as a work of fine art made by a singular artist but a collaboration between the artist and viewer. This is an intimate relationship.

Each tea bowl in the exhibition has its own unique characteristics true to the artists’ own visual language. From undulating lips and decorative glazing to altered forms and unique material, each tea bowl contains its own narrative, its own singular universe.

Allow Ippodo Gallery to share the universe of the tea bowl with you.

Participating Artists

Yasushi Fujihira
Noriyuki Furutani
Hiroshi Goseki
Tomoyuki Hoshino
Morimitsu Hosokawa
Yukiya Izumita
Kan Kishino
Kan Matsuzaki
Kai Tsujimura
Yui Tsujimura
Kodai Ujie

Ippodo Gallery’s Hours

Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.
Saturday by appointment only
Contact Ippodo Gallery at mail@ippodogallerycom or 212-967-4899.
For more information about this exhibition and the gallery, please visit Ippodo Gallery’s website.