Kyūsu Tea Pot by Yukikatsu Isobe
A practicing potter since 1966 at his family's ceramic works in Kasama, Yukikatsu Isobe is still exploring, still learning. This kyūsu style tea pot shows the quick skills of a traditional Japanese potter. The spout, body, lid and handle are all made individually and assembled in a time-honoured process. A perforated ceramic dome on the spout inner, prevents leaves entering the cup. The stamped and dripped glaze on the outer also highlights the earthy material quality of the handmade ceramic item, and the iron content within the Kasama clay. Isobe has perfected the angle of the spout to prevent drips, and has it the muscle memory of his making process. This is just part of the skill of the craftsperson ever present in his work.
The piece is 9.5cm x 15.5cm x 10cm, and weights 250g.
It holds 300ml of liquid.