It was in a teahouse in Japan that the potter Julie Lavoie discovered Tenmoku. On seeing the works of Kamada Koji for the first time, she was inspired by the 'starry skies' effect, unique to this glaze. Like a premonition, this idea of meteors had already appeared in her work before this journey.
Cup from Julie Lavoie | Neige
Using a wood-fired kiln, Julie Lavoie, ceramist, creates exquisite porcelain, both rich and rustic with its flames and the delicate imprint of cinders. The result: a rich "living white" effect, both precious and pure in its own way.
The craqueled finish has the benefit of evolving with use as the tannins permeate it little by little, also enriching its colour.
The artisanal aspect of these cups makes them all unique. This why the shape and capacity may vary from one to another. Think of it as a guarantee of unique pieces, all made by hand!
To learn more about the approach of the artist, see the article devoted to it in our tea tasters blog.
Diameter: 8,5 cm
Height: 5 cm
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