This teapot is a striking contract in texture and visual design. If this object were not a teapot, one might think that it were made of stone or metal or leather rather than finely tooled Tokoname clay. Yoshiki has covered some of the surface with his fukuro cuts (in red) while the remainder has been treated with his tataki ( knocking) technique. The design of the lid is suggestive of fluid yin & yang pattern – the two sections line up perfectly with the design counterparts on the body of the teapot. Two passes thru his kiln create both the black and the red colors. These two alternating design elements create a bold, confident statement – like most of Yoshiki’s teapots, it is very masculine in vibe. And a bit reptilian, too. This teapot is low and sleek and the perfect size for Gyokuro and premium Sencha.
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This is a handmade item – slight variations in the painting, colors, tooling, patterning and kiln effects of Chinese and Japanese teawares 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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