This stunning teapot has an organic and rhythmic, hand-hammered effect over the body of the teapot. With each strike of his tool, Yoshiki sets the stage for the two-step firing process that will reveal little slashes of the traditional red-orange Tokoname clay color on the now-exposed surfaces. The lid, spout, and handle feature a clay technique known as tataki, which means ‘knocking on the surface.” This is one of Yashiki’s trademark effects, which is cut with a steady hand and is both elegant and rustic at the same time.
The body of this teapot is suggestive of the shape of a chawan ( matcha drinking bowl ) to me –an association that makes this teapot all the more special. This is truly an elegant teapot made by a master potter.
This is a handmade item – slight variations in the painting, colors, tooling, patterning and kiln effects of Chinese and Japanese teawares are to be expected. We have carefully photographed this item as best as possible – please be aware that different device screens can render colors and subtle tones slightly differently.
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