Handcrafted by Japanese artisan Takashi Endo, this perfectly formed teapot is spun from the finest purion clay. Takashi's work is characteristically lightweight, minimalist and textural, each piece inherently unique.
Takashi hand throws on the potter’s wheel to an expertly thin finish, achieving a harmonious balance between the delicate construction of the lightweight form with the hard-edged, coarse clay.
Takashi Endo is a Japanese ceramic artist based in Kanagawa prefecture. Endo’s ceramic style is characterised by his sharp design and monochromatic palette that showcases the natural expression of clay. The coarse surface finish is achieved by mixing together porous clay sourced from Iga and Shigaraki - two of the oldest pottery-making regions which form the Six Ancient Kilns of Japan. Fusing together the earthy quality with the artist’s modern sensibility, Endo creates unique one-of-a-kind ceramic pieces with an exceptional lightness that belies its bold form.
Endo’s works border precariously between functional craft and artistic gesture, with each ceramic piece offering a heightened experience of the clay’s materiality. He carves away excess clay to a bare minimum, revealing an array of natural textures such as the raised feldspar particles which is achieved by reduction firing, followed by a process of cold reduction. This delicate collection carries with it an understated beauty and stillness that is best reserved for savouring special moments.
Product + Care
Dimensions: width: 8.2cm; height: 9cm approx
Colour: Black w/texture
Care: due to the fine features of this piece, careful hand washing is advised. Not dishwasher safe.
Pair with tea cup