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Annette Lindenberg 'Charred silver droplets' sake cup 34
Annette Lindenberg 'Charred silver droplets' sake cup 34
Annette Lindenberg 'Charred silver droplets' sake cup 34
Annette Lindenberg 'Charred silver droplets' sake cup 34
Annette Lindenberg 'Charred silver droplets' sake cup 34

Annette Lindenberg 'Charred silver droplets' sake cup 34

Maker: Annette Lindenberg

Regular price £580.00

Handmade in UK.

Dimensions: W 7.5cm x H 6cm

Materials: Chocolatey clay, glazed in a yakisugi glaze covered in silver glaze droplets

Method: Hand Sculpted, Kurinuki (the Japanese technique of hollowing solid clay)

Care: Non Functional



The beautiful ornamental sake cup is finely handcrafted by artist Anette Lindenberg using kurinuki, the traditional Japanese technique of carving from a single block of clay. The small kurinuki cup is made from a chocolatey clay and glazed in the artist’s yakisugi glaze and drizzled in silver droplets. The yakisugi black glaze is inspired by the effect of charred wood, forming its own patination on the surface of the cup to suggest a sense of timelessness — a reminder of the resilient and powerful forces of nature. The pooling of warm glaze in the interior of the cup captures a sense of dynamism and the light scatters of silver droplets are reminiscent of water trails from raindrops on windows, capturing a sense of quiet movement and temporal in-betweenness. The delicate silver beads playfully lightens up the sobriety of dark colour. The complex texture juxtaposes with the simple, finely sculpted asymmetrical form of the cup — the rounded belly and narrower base resembles an endearing and graceful tulip shape, comfortably curving into the palm.

The piece elegantly treads a balance between delicate softness and jagged roughness, reflecting the artist’s interest in natural geomorphic forms and influence from the Japanese aesthetic theory of wabi-sabi – an appreciation for beauty in imperfection. This combination results in a mesmerising rawness and warmth that is simultaneously intimate and subliminal. The unglazed bottom exhibits the original rough clay body, finished with the neat maker’s mark.


About the Artist:

Annette Lindenberg is a German/British ceramicist, originally from Austria, whose work focuses on Kurinuki, the Japanese method of hollowing and carving blocks of clay. Prior to her MA, Annette graduated from Cardiff Metropolitan University with a BA in Artist: Designer Maker. She has exhibited at the British Art Fair at Saatchi and the London Art Fair with the gallery Modern Clay.

Over her time at the Royal College of Art she has explored artistic glazing, experimenting with new formulations, unusual application techniques and methods of firing. Her range of tea bowls and cups explore her personal connection to the sea, an interest in geology and clay carving method.