Limited

GOSU NAGASHI - Tumbler(handcrafted Multi-cup:150ml)

This is limited edition only available in spring and summer season.

Handcrafted Multi-cup: pair: 150ml (5.28fl oz) each, diameter: 3.34inches (8.5cm) height: 3.14inches (8.0cm)
Sophisticated Shigaraki -Yaki
Made by Hozan Tanii

This multi-cup is visually fascinating and has been created with great attention to usability. It is created based on traditional Japanese ceramic techniques along with special, new techniques developed by the artisan, Mr. Tanii.

This multi-cup has several unique features based on the earthenware clay, glaze, and form. The earthenware clay is very fine yet strong and thus can be used to create a thin and light vessel. The clay is coated with translucent glaze and is gray in color. KANNYU surface cracks are found inside and outside the cup. Each line changes in color and deepens in atmosphere when it is used every day.

Regarding the glaze, Zaffer, a special type of cobalt blue glaze, is usually used for precise and detailed ornamentation on ceramic art. It does not naturally or easily spread in the way that is used for this vessel. Mr. Tanii uses a special technique and mixture of Zaffer glaze and translucent glaze in order to create the unique pattern where the glaze spreads or fans out in this style. Most artisans use a translucent glaze made from limestone because it is widely available and the cost is low. However, Mr. Tanii creates his own translucent glaze from a special kind of ash. Various minerals and other unique components which comprise this translucent glaze made from ash bring a certain atmosphere. The subtle scene on the inside of this multi-cup is typical of the beauty created by this glaze.
The title of this piece GOSU NAGASHI, means drifting or flowing like wind or water, and refers to the cobalt blue Zaffer glaze.

In addition, the form of this GOSU NAGASHI multi-cup has been created with great attention to usability. The plum form brings a soft and lovely atmosphere. The smooth indentation on the side is called EKUBO which means dimple in Japanese. It helps not only to relax viewers but also to fit easily with the thumb when being held. The base or foot of the cup, on which zaffer glaze is coated, is not found in traditional Japanese tea ware and thus brings a uniquely modern atmosphere.

The size and form is designed to be suitable for use as a tea cup, whiskey glass, ice cream bowl, and so on. This multi-cup is designed to have many uses, while the clay which is lightweight yet strong and specially-mixed glazes truly make GOSU NAGASHI a ceramic vessel of remarkable and fascinating beauty.

Specially packaged in a carton box.
Lead-free. Made in Japan.
Free shipping on all tea ware items!
(Please note that each piece is unique due to the techniques employed by the artisan. There are natural variations in each piece.)

Price

US$67.00

Quantity

FREE INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING on all orders of US$36.00 or more.

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Hozan Tanii

Hozan Tanii was born in 1953. He graduated from the technical art department at Osaka Art University. And he took over the third generation of Tanikan Kiln in 1983. He is one of only a few artisans who explore the infinite beauty, depth, and range of clay itself, in contrast to the many artisans who explore glaze colors or printing. He has and makes full use of fourteen kinds of kilns and several tens of thousands kinds of glaze in order to bring out the boundlessness possibility of earthen clay. He frequently goes to the mountain in Shigaraki where he lives and collects clay. He has continued to experiment using the clay he finds and tries to bring out the infinite possibility of clay for over 30 years. All of his arts are well-planned and elaborated in various view points, beauty, function, usefulness, and so on. In addition, made from sustainable natural elements, his creations work symbiotically with the earth's ecosystem.

Directions

- It is best to wash this item using only tepid water or mild chlorine-free dish washing detergent.
- After use, please dry thoroughly. Otherwise, it could possibly get moldy.
- If necessary, you may occasionally use a chlorine detergent. In that case, after using the chlorine detergent, we recommend you boil this item in water to remove the chlorine smell.
- Do not wash in a dish washing machine.

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