Takahashi McGil Lime Guinomi sake cup
Maker: Takahashi McGill
Handmade in UK
Dimensions: ⌀ 5.5 x H 4.5cm
Materials: Lime wood
Method: Hand turned and hand carved. Finished with Urushi
Care Instructions: Please note; this item is a natural product, please avoid storing in the sunlight and heat. Not suitable for dishwasher or microwave.
Handcarved by Takahashi McGill, the renowned collaborative duo who create beautifully delicate hand turned pieces made from wood, such as ash and beech. This exciting new body of work is finished with an assortment of urushi, which helps to make the wood waterproof and durable. The rich organic shades compliment the refined texture and reveals the natural characteristics of the wood. The distinct mark making from their mastered technique glides through the form, resulting in an exquisitely tangible form.
This delicate hand turned sake cup features an intricately detailed and textured exterior surface in organic tones. The generous opening of this inviting little cup seems to reflect its title ‘Guinomi’ which translates to ‘a cup which allows us to gulp an abundance of sake.’. This humble piece feels organic and complimentary of the lime wood tones and reflects the artistic duo's interest in the raw beauty of materials.
About the Artist:
Takahashi McGil are an artistic duo comprised of husband and wife, Mark McGilvray and Kaori Takahashi, who met at Wimbledon School of Art where they both studied Fine Art. Mark is from South Africa and Kaori is from Japan and the pair now live and work in Devon, where they are part of the Devonshire Guild of Craftsmen. The pair combine Japanese and Western techniques, traditions and tools in their functional furniture and homeware designs. Originally, their pieces were intended solely for personal use, but their company was happily formed in 2016.