Karatsuyaki Japanese Style Teapot, Premium Sencha Kyusu 170ml. Hand-made by Sho Kumamoto
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Karatsuyaki Japanese Style Teapot, Premium Sencha Kyusu 170ml. Hand-made by Sho Kumamoto













Made by Sho Kumamoto

Made in Japan

Size:About Height 8.6cm * Width 12cm * Radius 8cm 

Material:Porcelain

Capacity:(Maximum) 170ml

Package:  Kiri Wood Box

 

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    • We will not accept return/exchange of the product unless the products we sold have any damages or we shipped the wrong item.  If we accept the return/exchange, the products must be complete and without any signs of having been used or damaged.  

    • The product is carefully examined before shipping. However, in case there is any damage in the product, you should check the product within 7 days and report to us after receiving it (the days are calculated fromt the proven date of delivery). Otherwise, we will not be responsible for the damage, so please check the quantity, apparent condition, etc., when the product arrives.

    • The color of the product you will receive might look slightly different from the pictures you see in this web page.  This is because depending on the amount of light when the picture was taken, the color in each picture might look different.  Please understand, we will not accept return or make refund because of the above reasons.

    • We will not be responsible for any of the customs clearance and customs duty/tariff payment.


Sho Kumamoto


Sho Kumamoto
Sho Kumamoto at his workshop
Kneading the clay
Making Twist Rinka Cup on the pottery wheel
Making Twist Rinka Cup
Making Twist Rinka Cup
Making Twist Rinka Cup

 

Kumamoto Shō

Kumamoto Shō’s masterpiece, his Ryokusai (“Shades of Green”) style, is truly a sight to behold. Atop a base of white porcelain, with grooves and marks from the pottery wheel still clearly visible, sits smooth, half-transparent glaze tinged with green. Highlights of deep jade and soft, subdued purple complete the pieces, making their white background shine all the brighter.

Kumamoto works primarily in hard-paste porcelain, but his oeuvre holds rich variation. He lives and works in the famed pottery town of Karatsu, Saga Prefecture, in the south of Japan, and takes hints from the style of the area, commonly referred to as Karatsu ware. He is by no means constrained by the conventions of the style, however, and instead effortlessly carves out his own unique approach to pottery.

“Though I work in hard-paste porcelain, I use a soft, flowing glaze style to produce a texture and quality to my pieces reminiscent of the local form of earthenware, i.e. Karatsu ware. Creating the soft look and sensation of earthenware in a piece made of porcelain is really the distinguishing characteristic of my work,” says Kumamoto.

Kumamoto produces a variety of pieces, from teaware and tableware to fine vases, but all hold in common their elegance and subtle beauty. His thin teapots are particularly well known, and are universally held in high regard. Kumamoto shapes the pots according to his own mood and thoughts at the time of creation, meaning that each is unique. The glazing and pattern of each piece, too, produces an irreplicable tone in each pot, making each new work truly one of a kind.

Kumamoto was born in 1977, in Saga Prefecture’s Karatsu City, into the world of pottery. His father is the ceramics artisan Kumamoto Chiharu. Despite his pottery lineage and his upbringing in one of Japan’s ceramics capitals, however, Kumamoto claims that he wanted nothing to do with the art when he was a child. Rather, he was drawn to the world of music, and aimed to become a performer. Around the time he turned 25, however, Kumamoto suddenly began to take an interest in his father’s work.

However, Kumamoto received no training from his father. Instead, he attended a technical pottery school in nearby Arita and, after graduation, entered into an apprenticeship under Karatsu artisan Oka Shingo, where he spent three years studying and learning to create in a variety of Japanese pottery styles. Kumamoto amassed a particularly large amount of experience working with hard-paste porcelain, which he prefers as his medium to this day.

Though Kumamoto formed his own workshop comparatively recently, in 2010, he has already gathered followers and acclaim.  “During my years as an apprentice, I was able to test out a whole variety of different glazes, and I eventually discovered new and interesting combinations and patterns. That experience informs my work today,” he explains.

Kumamoto’s pieces are of course practical and easy to use, but above even practicality, he prides himself on creating works that “are beautiful enough to stand up to artistic criticism on their own terms.”

【Shipping method】

We use EMS(Express Mail Service). After we ship the product, it will take 3-10days to arrive at your place. You can track the parcel.

【Purchaser of the product must read the below condition carefully.】
  • We will not accept return/exchange of the product unless the products we sold have any damages or we shipped the wrong item. If we accept the return/exchange, the products must be complete and without any signs of having been used or damaged.
  • The product is carefully examined before shipping. However, in case there is any damage in the product, you should check the product within 7 days and report to us after receiving it (the days are calculated fromt the proven date of delivery). Otherwise, we will not be responsible for the damage, so please check the quantity, apparent condition, etc., when the product arrives.
  • The color of the product you will receive might look slightly different from the pictures you see in this web page. This is because depending on the amount of light when the picture was taken, the color in each picture might look different. Please understand, we will not accept return or make refund because of the above reasons.
  • We will not be responsible for any of the customs clearance and customs duty/tariff payment.
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