guinomi/ sake cup by Ohara Koichi 大原光一
Made in Japan
Hand thrown, one-of-a-kind collectible piece.
Suitable for your everyday's drink as well.
Highly acclaimed studio artist's work.
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.
A very rough volcanic texture like lava. The artist mixed various clay and sand. One of them is natural scilica sand, a main composition of glass, which appeared on the surface of this cup in pale blue colour, like a scar. Naturally this side can be the "front" of this cup.
Height 5.0cm Diameter 6.0 cm approx.
Sold separetely. Price is for one item only
About the Maker
Ohara Kouichi draws his inspiration from raw texture in the nature. He mixes various local soil and materials to prepare his original clay, glaze and slip, which often contains grit. He creates variety of utility wares with unique colour and texture no one has ever seen. Some remind us of artefacts that has been buried at the bottom of the sea.
Ohara studied physics at Meisei University before turning a ceramic artist. He learned from the ceramic traditions in Korea and Thailand as well as Tokoname in Japan, where he has been based over 20 years.
Embraced in "the town of teapots", Ohara has often fired his works in a communal wood burning kiln (Anagama) , and also designed three other kilns.
No dishwasher, microwave or oven please