Tetsuya Ozawa RED Teapot 60
Maker: Tetsuya Ozawa
Handmade in Japan
This black teapot is made from black clay from Tokomame, where Tetsuya Ozawa lives and works. Its beautifully simple form, consisting of a small spout and handle, accentuates the piece's surface. Ozawa applies a traditional Japanese glaze, Chara, and uses ‘kofuki’, a dusting technique, to create his interesting uneven and organic surfaces which offer glimpses to the material underneath. Following the firing process, white soil is applied in a thin layer, enhancing the rough texture of the piece.
Dimensions: H-14 cm x W-17 cm
As all products are handmade, sizes and colour may vary slightly. Please note a distinct and traditional feature of these pieces is that oil and water may be absorbed slowly into the surface affecting the appearance of the vessels and plates over time. Though this may cause concern at first it is an inherent part of the artist’s work, and it is a part of Japanese culture to appreciate the ageing of objects over time. To minimise staining, the piece can be boiled in rice water and then rinsed and dried prior to use. Food safe. Dishwasher safe. Not suitable for microwaves, ovens or open flames.
Tetsuya Ozawa originates from Tajimi, Gifu Prefecture, but now lives in Tokomame City, Aichi Prefecture, which has been celebrated for its ceramic production since the Heian Period (794-1185). Ozawa’s decision to be a ceramicist was made early on, and he graduated in 2008 with a degree in Japanese Fine Arts from Nagoya University. He went on to train under Yoshikawa Masamichi. Ozawa’s tableware creations reconcile inspiration taken from modern crafts, tea culture and folk arts.