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Moriyama Kiln -  Teno tea cup
Moriyama Kiln -  Teno tea cup
Moriyama Kiln -  Teno tea cup
Moriyama Kiln -  Teno tea cup
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Moriyama Kiln - Teno tea cup

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Teno Cup - The word "Teno" in Japanese is the combine words of "Te"(hand) and "Nohara" (field). 

The craftsman Itaru Moriyama experimentally created these "Teno" series.

He literally dug the soil in his backyard by hand to make these items. He kept the tiny pebbles, roots and all the excess parts that he would normally remove. When you see the items closer, you can see the tiny bubbles and shiny spots which accidentally created by the natural resources. I hope you will enjoy the beautiful characters created by nature from Amakusa, Japan.

 

Each piece is handmade by Itaru Moriyama in Amakusa, Japan. Itaru gets inspired by nature and he mixes the material from his backyard soil. Each may vary slightly in glaze and size.

  • Approximate measurement: 3 3/4" diameter x 2 1/2"H
  • Capacity: 7oz
  • Care instruction: hand wash recommended, not oven safe 

Story:
Itaru Moriyama is a young ceramicist who started his own kiln after years of experience at a legendary ceramic company in the Amakusa area in Japan. During these years, he was making more than 200-250 plates and bowls everyday. Itaru said towards the end of his career at the company, he could make more than 200 pieces of the same bowls with his eyes closed. Everyday felt like 5 mins and that was the time he thought he wanted to start his own kiln and create what he truly wanted. He mixes iron and local soils for his works.