Sake cup hand thrown in black stoneware clay. The interior of each cup almost glimmers in gold/ochre. Shinobu's designs are kept simple and understated, with few embellishments, in order to stay true to the original texture and form. Making on the wheel, he finishes his pieces with a combination of experimental techniques, including the use of slip instead of glaze to create a “crackle” effect on the surface of each individual piece, and a subtle luminosity that often emanates from his work.
Dimensions: W7.5cm x H5.5cm
As all products are handmade sizes and colour may vary slightly.
Born in Tokyo, Shinobu Hashimoto was ten years old when his parents moved to Hokkaido to open a coffee shop, which then also became a pottery shop. After running a bar in the Susukino district of Sapporo for 11 years, Hashimoto experienced ceramic art himself for the first time in a workshop, and decided to change his career in 2003. He set up his Studio Tenstone with the aim of creating Japanese ceramics that would suit a modern lifestyle in Japan.