This tea pot by master ceramicist Suzuki Goro is glazed in the traditional aka-oribe style, or red oribe glazetype. Oribe ware holds a unique place in Japanese ceramics, originated in 17th century, largely produced inMino area. Oribe ware is an indispensable part of any Japanese Modern art collection. In its inception, Oribeware was known for its daring departure from monochrome conventions in pottery during the Keichō andGenna eras (1596–1624). This ahead-of-its-time experimental spirit lives on in modern ceramics. Red Oribe is one of the four main types of Oribe glazes. Suzuki Goro is one of the most unrestrained of today’s Oribe artists. He seems to grandly distort everythinghe touches, and his wild imagination and childlike disposition can be found in his playful painted decorations: “Oribe keeps developing. It never stayed in one place. So I create whatever comes to my mind, one afteranother. I never stop. I feel like I’m playing with clay. The playfulness makes one’s life interesting.”Suzuki Goro's work can be found in numerous public and private collections, including the MetropolitanMuseum of Art, New York; the Museum of Fine Art, Boston; the Japanese Ceramics Museum, and manyothers. Suzuki's playful and engaging work proves his position as a master of the ceramic arts. He has takenon many students, including the younger emerging talents Yamaguchi Makoto & Sawa Katsunori, who grew up with his training under their family kilns.