Yunomi (Karatsu)


A handmade, glazed pottery tea cup from Kimura Noritada, a great Kyoto potter.

As a Kyoto potter Noritada has a freedom to make cups in many different styles, and this is his take on Karatsu, a glaze that originated in Korea and was popularised in the town of Karatsu in Kyushu. This is a powerful style of cup, showcasing one of the primary hallmarks of Korean Karatsu-ware – the interplay between dripping dark and light contrasting glazes – here manifesting as a metallic brown/black glaze on the bottom of the cup and a cream/white glaze on the top, turning indigo where they meet.

Dimensions: 9cm height x 8.5cm diameter. Volume: ~300mls

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