Handmade by Masami Kobayashi in Kasama, Japan
Handthrown jug in stoneware clay mixed with purple stains. Crackled clear glaze laid on the surface creates a stunning effect. Cream white glaze melted in the middle. The spout is highlighted with gold. Can be used for pouring sake, tea, sauce or as a bowl.
Crazing has been considered as a beautiful decorative effect since the Song dynasty. As a pot cools down after a firing, if the glaze contracts more than the clay body, it cracks or crazes.
Dimensions: w-15.5cm x h-7cm
As all products are handmade sizes and colour may vary slightly
Masami Kobayashi has been living in Kasama since the early '70s. He is one of the wave of artists who immigrated there making it the exciting pottery region it is today. With his incredible range of striking art pieces, Kobayashi’s extensive resume boasts an impressive number of art prizes and prestigious exhibitions.