Kurinuki Cup - 150ml

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Kurinuki is a traditional Japanese technique of carving out a vessel from a single block of clay. Each kurinuki cup is hand carved and uniquely sculptural. This has been fired once prior to a clear glaze being applied to the interior. The exterior is unglazed to emphasise the rocky textures of the stoneware clay. A second firing reaches over 1200 degrees Celcius. The photo with white background gives the truest indication of colour - a warm buff color with chocolate brown speckles.

Kurinuki vessels remind me of the patterns of destruction and creation in the earth beneath my feet. Living on the lower slopes of Banks Peninsula, the shearing force of earthquakes has particular salience. I appreciate the wabi-sabi of Kurinuki vessels. Wabi-sabi is a Japanese term that indicates the acceptance of transience, the imperfect and incomplete. Engaging with a wabi-sabi object can remind us of the power of nature, the passing of time, and that we are not separate from our surroundings.

This cup is 85mm high and holds 150ml. Price includes standard shipping.
A Kurinuki cup is somewhat heavier than a cup made by other methods. This one weighs 340g.

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  • Ships from Christchurch, New Zealand.
  • Free Standard post within NZ
  • $3.00 Courier within NZ
  • Rural delivery charge applies.
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