Blue Sea Gyokuro cup
An IKKYU exclusivity!
From the renowned porcelain town of Arita in Saga, this is a unique and beautiful gyokuro cup ideal for enjoying with an exquisite flow of blue-white porcelain unique to the artist. Its color will remind you of the sea off the coast of Kyushu island on a summer day.
The sensory contrast between the blue glaze and white foot is extraordinary. The harmony of the partial glaze and the beauty of the blank space gives Momota san’s works a unique charm. Its perfect finish makes it hard to believe that it is handmade. Blue-white porcelain is made using a glaze containing little iron that yields a bluish tint when applied to unglazed pottery.
This technique was originally created in China. Part of the “Blue Sea” collection created exclusively for IKKYU by Momota Aiko san, including a gyokuro cup, a sencha cup and a matcha bowl.
Because of the incredible skills needed to make this beautiful collection, it takes about six to eight weeks to make three bowls. Please contact us to place a pre-order in case of momentary unavailability.
Dimensions & Capacity
Diameter: 4.5 cm / 1.77in
Height: 6cm / 2.36in
Capacity: 60ml / 4.05oz
Born in 1971 in Arita, Momota Akio is a rising star of the porcelain world. He learned pottery under the supervision of Soejima Shiro sensei and Okukawa Shunemon sensei before becoming independent in 1995. He created his own kiln and gallery IN BLUE DAWN in Arita in 2015.Inspired by the teachings of his masters telling him looking for beauty backed by technique, he pursues his own unique style, focusing on shapes and glazes, and inspired by nature. He has been attracting attention for his sharp and incisive white porcelain works that combine tradition and modernity.