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Shitatari Katakuchi Pitcher

£82


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Katakuchi: a spouted pitcher, used for pouring sake or as a serving jug for sauces and salad dressing. This piece can also be used as a chawan for preparing matcha.

It has been crafted for us by Japanese ceramicist Isao Kimura of the Rising Kiln; showing traces of the maker's hand. Based in a mountain pottery overlooking the forests of Saitama, Isao's work is inspired by the earth and sea, volcanoes, fire and sky.

This piece evokes water trickling off rocks in the spring. Craggled drips run through the mossy green glaze. This is a particularly large dish, 17cm at its longest.

Veteran potter Isao is renowned for his innovative glazes, working in the Oribe style and embracing eccentricity. Organic shapes and unusual piercing of the glaze and characterise the work. Individually handcrafted, each piece is absolutely one-of-a-kind.

European exclusive.


Measures approx. 17cm at its longest.

For longevity we recommend that you hand wash the piece. Japanese pottery such as this usually has tiny crevices on the surface, which absorb oil and food. It’s usual to enjoy the piece changing as it ages, wabi-sabi of sorts. But if you prefer, use the ‘medome’ technique- presoaking in hot rice water before the first use- to prevent stains.

Gift wrapped in tissue paper

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