Shiboridashi, Spontaneous Glaze by Karina Klages
Shiboridashi, Spontaneous Glaze // by Karina Klages
Hand Thrown in Germany
Approx measurements: 6.5cm height x 10cm diameter, 140ml.
A beautiful stoneware Shiboridashi, masterfully crafted with a true elegance in the shaping and simplicity, organic flow of the lip and domed lid presenting perfect balance in weight and proportions. The outer surface is mainly left unglazed to show the natural beauty of the light grey clay which has a granite-like, granular quality to it with a rugged texture of delicate blacks and greys and white specks, even a subtle shine if the light catches. A white ash glaze has been applied with energetic spontaneity creating a playful contrast in tone and texture. The inner bowl surface is also white ash glazed. This vessel perfect for brewing Japanese Green Teas, the surfaces and shape serve to emphasise the tea aromas, often with greater width allowing the water to cool and the leaves open. ideal for multiple infusions of the tea leaves. Shiboridashi has got to be one of the most approachable brewing vessels, for simplicity and functionality.
Karina is based in Lower Saxony. Her works are based on the symbiosis of perfection and imperfection of nature, inspired by classic Japanese teaware forms, created with the aesthetics and spirit of wabi sabi flowing through them, celebrating the balance, depth and understated beauty that these ideals encapsulate. Her process is one of total creative absorption and connection to the medium, experiencing and embracing the creative process with the spontaneous energy and freedom of form that reveals itself, ever searching for beauty, aesthetic satisfaction and functionality.
Each vessel is handmade and totally unique, therefore minor variations may occur.
All vessels are dishwasher safe, however we highly recommend hand washing your teawares.