Handmade by Zin Hiraoka in Japan
Wood-fired sake cup handthrown in Bizen clay. A balance of natural beauty, originality and harmony. Fully functional and easy to match with anything because of its simplicity.
Bizen ware contains a high density of iron in the clay, which helps to retain heat or coolness. We can enjoy every drink at its best with a Bizen cup.
Dimensions: w-9cm x h-4cm
As all products are handmade sizes and colour may vary slightly
Hiraoka specifically uses clay from the Bizen pottery region to create all of his works. It is said that Bizen clay in partiuclar is known to have water preserving qualities which allow flowers to last longer in Bizen vases and beer to be frothier in Bizen cups.
The woodfiring method allows for a natural ash glaze to be formed as well as variations in pattern according to differences in heat intensity within the kiln. Works of Hiraoka reflect his artistic sensibility with an emphasis placed on inner beauty and subtlety.