Tanaka Cup

$ 102.00 USD

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At first glance you might mistake this little cup for a metal mug, perhaps made from a dark burnished copper, but it is in fact completely formed from clay. Handmade by artist Keiichi Tanaka, this mug features a series of softly dented markings near the base, leftover reminders of an artist’s hands pressing upon the clay. The tall cup makes a fine tumbler while the short cup lends itself well to espresso and strong beverages.  

About Keiichi Tanaka
Keiichi Tanaka’s work spans from a lifelong fascination with the beauty of functional objects. Inspired by the visual poetry of agricultural tools and instruments, Tanaka creates softly textured glazes and unexpected shapes for otherwise common-use objects. His rustic-yet-contemporary pieces clash with archaic shapes to invoke an atmosphere of "time accumulation": hazy, textured objects that could be remnants of a long-ago past or a not-so-distant future. Tanaka has exhibited widely throughout Japan and Europe and currently lives in Saitama, Japan.

Materials: Clay
Dimensions: 2.5" D x 4.65" H
Care: Hand wash only.
Saitama, Japan