Handmade by Kinya & Masako Furukawa in Kasama, Japan
Handthrown sakewares in stoneware. Intricate patterns are hand-painted in red and gold on top of the glossy transparent glaze. Three firings were done in total. The set features more white and a relatively calming compostition, to direct the viewers'eyes to rest on the beauitufl floral patterns.
The colours red and gold are believed to be associated with good luck and prosperity when it comes to Lunar New Year celebrations.
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-7.5cm
Volume of Pourer: 250ml
Price: HKD1780 (one available)
Dimensions of Sake Cup: w-8cm x h-6cm
Volume of Sake Cup: 70ml
Price: HKD1440 each (sold out)
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.