Sake Cup in a Kohiki glaze by Toru Hatta.
This piece is extra special as it has been repaired with Kintsugi, the Japanese art of repairing ceramics with gold - making a feature out of a break that has been made whole again.
Hatta's Kohiki range emanates from within - luminous surfaces that shift in the light are not only beautiful but speak to the importance of artistic and scientific ingenuity. Fired multiple times in both wood and gas kilns, this silica-saturated glaze is necessary to protect the iron-rich body from disintegrating at high temperatures.
Nb. these are hand made pieces and measurements are approximate.
Hand Made in Japan.
Nb. Kintsugi work is food safe, but cannot handle heat. This piece should be hand rinsed in cold water and hand dried.
Toru Hatta is a powerhouse ceramicist based near Osaka, Japan. His work is a contemporary fusion of Japanese, Korean and Chinese ceramic history, expert craftsmanship and a focus on the spiritual character of clay.
At DEA, we've been admiring and purchasing his work since our first foray to Japan in 2013, and we were fortunate enough to meet him at a Tokyo exhibition in March 2020. We are now excited to introduce his work to Australia.
Read more about this exceptional artist.