Komon Igayaki Blue Teabowl (Sample)
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Iron and sand mixed clay creates a natural and wild ceramic.
Mr. Kotsuji has trained in Shigarakiyaki ceramics for over 10 years. After founding his company, Mr. Kotsuji moved to Shiga as well as Kyoto to find the best ceramic style to express himself in. He now works in Igayaki, using the local rough sandy clay from Iga in Mie prefecture. He is able to take advantage of the high iron content in the clay to produce black spots across the ceramic surface. Mr. Kotsuji's ceramics are rugged yet refined, reflecting the Japanese countryside. Another of his unique ceramics are the turquoise blue cups that use the fire-resistant soil of Iga, that allow the cups to be fired twice producing the beautiful textures and colours.
Craftsman: Mr. Kotsuji
Size: Width 11.5cm, Height 9cm