Each and every one of Zero Japan's wares is shaped and glazed by hand from the finest porcelain-quality clay. This laborious procedure takes several days and involves every step of the creative process. Gentle but essential, the first firing drives out excess water from the clay, preparing it for the subsequent, painstaking application of glaze.
The secret to attaining both impenetrable integrity and a beautiful finish for the glazing is a second, intensive fire lasting around 18 hours at extraordinarily high temperatures. This temperature tango ends up giving the object a dazzling shine and beautiful colours.
Zero Japan goods embody the spirit of three ideas that have guided the work of renowned Japanese designer Koji Inoue: "exceptional functionality," "a tactile delight," and "visually gratifying."
Indulge in the beauty of your Kikko glaze teacup with a little additional care because it is more fragile than its solid glaze competitors. Unfortunately, teacups with a Kikko glaze cannot be used in a microwave or dishwasher.
|85φ x 115h
|250ml or 8 fl.oz