Handmade by Kinya & Masako Furukawa in Kasama, Japan
Handthrown sakewares in stoneware. The clay body is first coated with a layer of white slip, then painted with intricate patterns in cobalt and glazed with transparent glaze. Details in platinum is applied on top of the glossy transparent glaze. Three firings were done in total. Elegant and classic.
Set includes two individual signed wooden boxes for the sake cups or upgrade to a large signed wooden box to fit the whole set
Dimensions of Pourer w-14cm x h-9cm
Volume of Pourer: 280ml
Dimensions of Sake Cup: w-8cm x h-4cm
Volume of Sake Cup: 60ml
Price: HKD1680 each
Kinya (born 1965) and Masako (born 1969) Furukawa are a husband and wife team who work together to make beautifully balanced and elegantly decorated pieces. Having studied under a number of famous potters, including Zenzo Hatano from the Hagi region, Kinya Furukawa throws and fires his own pieces reflecting the simple traditional style of the Hagi masters.
Masako Furukawa graduated from Musashino Art University in Tokyo and uses her illustration skills to beautifully decorate her husband's work. Her designs are based on traditional Japanese patterns, but she adds a splash of modernity to them creating elegant artwork that has a Western flavour.