The marble pattern comes from SEAWEED. Seaweed is from sea of Chita Peninsula Area, where Tokoname city is located.
<This teapot was fired 3 times> 1 Make red clay teapot 2 Bind seaweed and fire to make marble pattern. 3 Fired in reduction (Smoked) and change to black red marble.
Red and Black is so harmonious. Total impression is gorgeous, traditional, dignity.
<Effect of Red Clay Smoked> Body looks dark brown under less light. It looks reddish brown under much light. It show you different impression depends on the light it receives.
Red clay smoked to black is deep, feeling of layers.
<3 different texture in a teapot> 1 Lid and handle is well polished and it looks like real marble. So shiny and smooth. 2 Body texture is like fine sand . In Japan this texture is called "Pine Tree Peel". The artist made it look/feel like iron teapot. 3 Foot part is natural smooth texture.
There are so much to enjoy in this teapot. Good water flow.
Artist : KOUSHIN （Kato Tadaomi) Born in 1944 Capacity : Approx. 250ml (8.45oz) Box : Paper Box