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These cups are by ceramicist Mishio Suzuki. They are completed with a hand engraved feather like pattern on the surface, and have a bone white presence. The thumb fits onto the central line of the feather as the cup is held, and builds the sense of a handmade connection to nature. Each piece was conceived and fired at Suzuki's studio in Japan. and vary slightly in appearance.
The cups are around 9cm in diameter, and have a height of 8cm. They weigh approximately 180g.
About Mishio Suzuki
Mishio Suzuki is a potter based near Kasama, a town known for its ceramic history north of Tokyo. Mishio Suzuki was inspired initially by German and European product design. But by travelling in Europe she came to appreciate more the pottery tradition in her own region of Kasama. Carrying with her the diverse range of influences she acquired, Suzuki trained with the Kasama master potter Akio Nukaga, before establishing her own kiln in 2006. Suzuki's pieces balance a sense of nature, with a modern elegance.