Komon Seji Okuda Free Cup Large
Craftsman: Seji Okuda
Clay from Iga & Shigaraki
Seji Okuda is a renowned Japanese ceramic artist who is known for creating beautiful and unique pottery items, including the Free Cup.
The Free Cup is a type of cup that is taller than it is wide, and is often used for serving coffee or tea. Seji Okuda's cups are made from high-quality clay that is not too rough, not too powdery, and has moderate roughness.
It is decorated with intricate patterns and texture. They are designed to be both functional and beautiful, with a comfortable grip and the perfect size for enjoying a warm drink.
One of the unique features of Seji Okuda's ceramics is the glaze. He uses a traditional Japanese glazing technique called "Haiyu," which involves a mixture of ash and feldspar. The glossy black items have traces of slow dripping of glaze, and when illuminated by light, a faint green or blue color can be seen. It's black, but it's not too black. It's a single color, but various colors are hidden, and the more you look at it, deeper colors appear.. Okuda’s white ceramics have a surface where you can enjoy the rough feel of the soil. As with black, red clay is used, which turns black when baked. When white glaze is applied, that black soil appears thinly in gray depending on how the glaze is applied.
Seji Okuda's Free Cups are highly sought after by collectors and enthusiasts of Japanese pottery. Each cup is unique, with its own individual pattern and color scheme, and they are often considered works of art in their own right. Whether used for a relaxing cup of tea or a morning coffee, Seji Okuda's Free Cups are functional and beautiful additions to any home.
Please note that Komon products vary, making each item unique. There may be some slight variations in size, finish, and texture from the photo presented here.