Kyusu from Shôryû | HonoMr. Shôryu Collection
Shôryû speaks passionately about his craft and how the concept of pleasure plays such a large part in the philosophy behind creations.
This pearlescent finish is unique to Tokoname, a flagship city of ceramic production in Japan. This glaze carries the same name Shôryû Tenmoku. It took many years of careful research to achieve these spectacular results. Clearly a precious and carefully guarded art.
Despite international success, he prefers to keep his work affordable. A potter should create teapots that bring light and life to daily routine. why produce work that remains lifeless and static?
The artisanal aspect of these teapots 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!
Diameter of the opening: 7.5 cm
Height: 10 cm
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