Kurinuki Cup - 160ml

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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. After the first firing, glazes are applied - a glossy interior and top edge; a matt glaze on the lower outside has been rubbed away to expose the clay beneath. A second firing reaches over 1200 degrees Celcius.

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 approximately 90mm high and holds 160ml. Price includes standard shipping.
A Kurinuki cup is somewhat heavier than a cup made by other methods. This one weighs 390g.

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Payment options

  • Bank deposit

Shipping details

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