Japanese ceramic artist from Seto, Aichi. After graduating from Kansai University, Testuya Kobayashi worked as a photo retoucher for fashion and advertising. As part of his work, he was drawn to colors and textures, which later led him to take an interest in glazes and ceramics. After a few years, he decided to quit the photography industry and enrolled in the Seto Ceramics School to learn glazes and clay. Testuya Kobayashi works in several styles, including the technique of kohiki, ash glaze.
The texture of kohiki vessels changes as they are used.
MATERIALS : Sandstone
TECHNIQUE : Wheel, gas firing
GLAZE : From personal research, Kohiki. Kohiki means "crushed powder" and refers to the fine powder coating of enamel. The Kohiki generally designates an iron-rich clay body covered with a white slip and then a translucent glaze. In Japan, the Kohiki style was born among Korean potters.
COLOUR : Green with pink reflections
DIMENSIONS : Ø 9cm, height 7.5cm, 220ml
USES AND MAINTENANCE:
Dishwasher: No, not recommended
NOTE: Like any handcrafted product, these pieces may have slight variations in shape, color and thickness.