Tatsuhiro has created understated, pleasingly-shaped teapot with rich greyish-brown tones and splotches of color flashes (yohen) imparted by the kiln. The clay is smooth and the shape of the teapot is well-executed.
Tatsuhiro’s signature is a punched-out design that resembles a tiny cluster of grapes with a stem that he fashions into all of his teapot lids. The design allows steam from the heated water/tea to escape while adding a clever design element to the teapot.
This is a handmade item – slight variations in the painting, colors, tooling, patterning and kiln effects of Chinese and Japanese tea wares are to be expected. We have carefully photographed this item as best as possible – please be aware that different device screens can render colors and subtle tones slightly differently.
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