Hibi Kuro S Cup by Shinobu Hashimoto © 2014 OEN
These small cups titled Hibi Kuro S have been made by hand at Japanese potter Shinobu Hashimoto’s studio in Hokkaido, Japan.
Well-known for his unique style of decoration, these cups are quite unique as the crackle effect shows through leaving a gold colour beneath the black body. Certainly one of a kind.
Note: These are made by hand so each one may differ slightly from the photo, they all have their own character.
Approx Measurements: 9.5 diameter x 7.5cm height. £60.00
Hibi Kuro Wan by Shinobu Hashimoto © 2014 OEN
This bowl titled Hibi Kuro Wan has been made by hand at Japanese potter Shinobu Hashimoto’s studio in Hokkaido, Japan.
Well-known for his unique style of decoration, this specific bowl is unique because the crackle effect shows through leaving a gold colour beneath the black body. The inner portion of the bowl has a dripping effect from the rim downwards, which makes for quite a contrast. Certainly one of a kind!
Approx Measurements: 13.5cm diameter x 7cm height. £135.00
Potter Shinobu Hashimoto, born in Tokyo in 1969, set up Tenstone studio and gallery in Hokkaido, Japan. His aim being to design and make ceramics that suit our modern lifestyle, keeping the forms simple with minimal embellishment, staying true to the original texture and form of the clay.
You can definitely see Shinobu’s hard work and eye for detail prevail in the final works, each is made on the wheel and then finished with a mixture of experimental techniques. One such technique is the use of slip instead of glaze to create a ‘crackle’ effect on the surface. All of Shinobu’s pots have an abundance of character and a very individual aesthetic, we hope you like them.