The black metallic finish of the Koishiwara-yaki cup is achieved through a unique glaze developed by artisan Yusuke Kumagae in Koishiwara, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan. A rice farmer as well as a pottery artisan, he mixes ash from his rice straw with iron powder to create a deep rich glaze. To create the distinct pattern on the cups, the artisan uses a technique called “tobikanna” (“jumping iron”) to apply chatter markings as the piece turns on the wheel. The subtle metallic gloss and unique tobikanna pattern combine to make a truly beautiful contemporary folk craft cup.
Every artisan-made cup is a one of a kind piece due to their handcrafted nature.
• Premium ceramic cups • NOT microwave or dishwasher safe • Stackable • 8oz size is perfect for tea or water!
Materials: Koishiwara clay
Measurements: Approximately 4in H x 2 3/4in diameter; holds approximately 8oz
Yusuke Kumagae Koishiwara, Fukuoka Prefecture for Asemi Co. Tokyo, Japan
Images by Bezel & Kiln
AC401A $60 – Large Koishiwara-yaki Cup A AC401B $60 – Large Koishiwara-yaki Cup B AC401C $60 – Large Koishiwara-yaki Cup C
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