Handmade by Kinya & Masako Furukawa in Kasama, Japan
Handthrown sake cup in stoneware. On top of the glossy transparent glaze, it is decorated with detailed pattern inspired by necklaces. Graceful and sophisticated.
Dimensions: w-6.5cm x h-6cm
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.