Kurinuki guinomi sake cup by Kaneta Masanao #14
Following in his father’s footsteps, Kaneta Masanao started his career producing pieces on a potter’s wheel. However, in time he began to feel the constraints of the wheel and instead opted to sculpt the clay by hand in order to discover and convey its unique “spirit”.
He starts by repeatedly throwing a lump of clay on a wooden board and then uses a wooden modeling tool to coax it into different shapes, leaving ridges and hollows which give the piece its dramatic shape.
The interior is then gouged out to the required thickness and the exterior coated in glaze, resulting in pieces imbued with a strong presence which deftly showcase the true character of Hagi clay.
A free spirit who expertly combines Hagi traditions with his own original creativity, Kaneta Masanao is highly regarded both by ceramic experts and pottery collectors.
There are some crazing in the glaze.
Comes in a signed wooden box.
Handcrafted in Hagi, Japan by Kaneta Masanao
Approx. size: Width: 6.7 cm / 2.6", height: 6.8 cm / 2.6",
volume 120 ml / 4 oz
US$380.00 (Shipping charges not included)