sake cup (guinomi) with gold lustre glaze
Inside and the edge of this cup are glazed with gold lustre and it is beautifully wrinkled and ridged in a subtle matt gold hue.
The body is heavily pitted showing the shades of purple.
The base is glazed with silver lustre.
Many thoughts and techniques are packed in this small cup. The effect is raw, glorious and otherworldly.
Diameter 7.0 cm, Hight 4.8 cm
including a box
The box is hand made in Japan specifically designed for storing fine ceramic ware safe, also serving to prove the item's authenticity, and adding a value by itself.
Made of solid Paulownia wood, signed and stamped on the lid by the artist. A thick flat-woven cotton cord is attached on the base to prevent accidental opening of the lid.
The item is wrapped in a turmeric cotton cloth with the artist's stamp.
A piece of Japanese hand made paper is on top to protect the signed lid.
Box size W 10cm L 10 cm H 8.0 cm
boxed sake cup - gold lustre
About the Maker
Fukumura Ryuta is an up-and-coming ceramic artist based in Kyushu, southern Japan. As the second generation ceramicist from Nichigetsu Gama, a family owned studio/gallery, he draws from the area's rich heritage as well as creating his own style with a contemporary edge.
Fukumura crafts functional porcelain ware with rustic textures, often referred to as wabi-sabi as a distinctive element in Japanese philosophy. Fukumura is a keen practitioner of tea ceremony and flower arrangement, which are closely linked to the Japanese mainstream ceramic tradition. A recent throwing residence in New York had a large influence on him and is well reflected in his series of pieces with metalic overglaze.
Soon after completing a ceramic art course at Kyushu Zoukei Junior College, Fukumura began throwing full time at Nichigetsu Gama. He grew up and lives in Ukiha city, where he digs local soil, mixes clay, throws and fires pots in his own log-burning climbing kiln (Nobori gama) .
Hand wash only. NO microwave.