Shopping Cart
Quick view
Login
Search for products on our site
See more

We are open again in the Oxo Tower.  Dispatching all online orders too.


            
                Load image into Gallery viewer, Deep Green

            
                Load image into Gallery viewer, Deep Green

            
                Load image into Gallery viewer, Deep Green

            
                Load image into Gallery viewer, Red Brown

            
                Load image into Gallery viewer, Gunjyo Dark Navy

            
                Load image into Gallery viewer, Gunjyo Dark Navy

            
                Load image into Gallery viewer, Gunjyo Dark Navy

            
                Load image into Gallery viewer, Red Brown

            
                Load image into Gallery viewer, Red Brown

            
                Load image into Gallery viewer, Red Brown

            
                Load image into Gallery viewer, Red Brown

            
                Load image into Gallery viewer, Small Kyūsu Tea Pot by Shinya Take

            
                Load image into Gallery viewer, Small Kyūsu Tea Pot by Shinya Take

            
                Load image into Gallery viewer, Small Kyūsu Tea Pot by Shinya Take

            
                Load image into Gallery viewer, Shinya Take in his studio

            
                Load image into Gallery viewer, Shinya Take's studio

Small Kyūsu Tea Pot by Shinya Take

These kyūsu style side handled tea pots are by Shinya Take, a Kasama based ceramicist.

The advantage of a handle on the side of a teapot, is the strong vertical you can achieve when draining the last drop of moisture from a brew of leaf tea. (Just remember to keep you hand on the lid).

Shinya Take is representative of the creative wealth in Kasama ceramics. His pieces can be found in cafes in the town, or from the stand he mans himself at ceramic fairs in the town. While they may be encountered in this way, his ceramics are themselves an outcome of painstaking craft process. Take makes his glazes from hinoki and rick husk ash, bringing rich, natural, and slightly subdued shades to the surface of his pieces - according with the aesthetic tenets of Japanese tea ware.

The potter forms his pieces on the wheel at this central Kasama studio, and for kyūsu such as these, individually makes the handle, spout and lid before bringing them together with the central body. The outcome, is a simple, handmade companion to afternoon teatimes, and an expression of the utilitarian beauty within ceramics from Japan.

As each one is made by hand, there may be slight differences between them.

They are roughly 8.5cm high, 13cm in diameter (including the spout), and 11cm wide.

They weigh around 200g.
Regular price £36.00
( / )