Scratch Design Mug by Takahiro Manome
Much of the work of Kasama based ceramicist Takahiro Manome is based on creating textures. This mug is a good example, and is completed in his 'scratch' style surface decoration. Individually fired and decorated, the marks into the slip glaze are each made by the potter according to his exploration of texture. It is a good companion on a creative work desk, or almost any time at home.
As each piece is handmade, there are individual differences between them.
Size: Diameter: 8.5cm, Height 7.5 cm, Width 12cm.
About Takahiro Manone
A winding road on a mountain side that slowly becomes too narrow for a car to pass, Takahiro Manome is in one sense isolated. In another, he is integral to the current generation of Kasama potters. The impetus to connect Kasama’s sometimes disparate ceramicist community came from the earthquake of 2011, when Manome, from his mountain side, drove an initiative to repair one another’s kilns. Slow and deliberate in his speech, Manome’s context in his distant atelier full of art books and pottery shelves, has perhaps left him a little unaccustomed to interaction. But his work, like his other initiatives to connect, shows a spirit of exploration, and an essential friendliness to its user. It balances an elemental sense of its material, with soft glazes and sensitive forms. A kind presence in the Kasama pottery scene, the work of Takahiro Manome can take a similar role in the home.