Katsuya Hattori Teapot Medium – Spinning Top Collection
Hand thrown by Japanese potter, Katsuya Hattori, this extremely tactile tea / coffee pot forms part of the “Spinning Top” range. Employing a form of “kohiki” technique to produce the spinning top design effect – Katsuya hand throws an iron-rich red clay body, which he then covers with white slip. Originally developed by Korean potters, the kohiki technique greatly appealed to the “busho chajin” or tea-warrior men of the late 1500s. Drawing inspiration from vintage pieces, Katsuya creates his works in a former silk worm farm in Kyoto Prefecture, Japan; he fires his wares in a hand-built wood burning kiln to beautiful effect.