guinomi/ sake cup by Ohara Koichi 大原光一
Made in Japan
Hand thrown, one-of-a-kind collectible piece. Highly acclaimed studio artist's work. Suitable for your everyday's drink as well.
The artist himself is keen on tasting sake, and his sake ware is much loved by the Japanese drinkers! They appreciate how the taste can felt changed in his earthy cup.
Height 3.3 cm Diameter 6.3 cm approx.
Sold separetely. Price is for one item only
About the Maker
Ohara Koichi is a master potter based in Tokoname, Japan. Ohara draws his inspiration from the raw textures in the nature. He mixes various local soils and materials to make his clay, glaze and slip, which often contain grit. His utility wares have a distinctive texture like aged patina. Some pieces remind us of the washed surface of rocks, some others of artefacts excavated from the bottom of the sea. Each piece is one of a kind.
Ohara studied physics at Meisei University before becoming a ceramic artist. He learned from the ceramic heritage in Korea and Thailand as well as from Tokoname in Japan, a renowned base of ceramic industry and often reffered to as “the Teapottery". In 20 years in Tokoname, he has designed three wood-burning kilns (Anagama), and also fired his works in a communal kiln.
Ohara has taught throwing to contemporary aritist Theaster Gates (USA), and collaborated for his art projects. Another muti-disciplinary artist Ohara worked with is Camille Henrot (France) .
No dishwasher, microwave or oven please