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Menbachi Bozu Ramen Bowl (b-849)

Menbachi Bozu Ramen Bowl (b-849)

$ 175.00


Menbachi Bozu Ramen Bowl

Measures 3.5" x 7.75" x 7.75"

Do not put in microwave and avoid the dishwasher because the luster is metallic and sensitive to wear

In the grand tradition Japanese yōkai, or monster/supernatural creature, I created Menbachi Bozu (Noodle Bowl Boy) to explain how warpage and breakage happens in the pottery studio. After all, mistakes couldn’t possibly be the fault of the artist! No matter the care taken when making pots, something (big or small) is bound to go wrong in every batch. Fabricating a superstitious explanation seemed to me a great excuse for imagining a pottery sprite and troublemaker in the studio. While we often see “kiln gods” on kilns to bless a firing, we never see the darker side of what happens in a pottery studio.  With arms and legs, they run around wreaking havoc. Menbachi Bozu warps and breaks pots as he goes.