These old Japanese pottery Sake cups were made by Tanba Ware. It is a Blue Green Brown pottery process where the clay is covered with sand and then fired to a light brown glaze.
The original light blue glaze is developed with sand and poured on during the firing process set into the firewood only for a few days.
Tanba Ware originated approximately 800 years ago and has played an essential role in people’s daily lives, as well as becoming sought after as artwork in recent years.
Its distinguishing feature is its simplicity and absence of decorative flourishes. It consists mainly of tableware made for daily use, made with a view to being a part of daily life.
Practical knowledge about daily life was drawn on in making Tanba-yaki pottery, so that the finished product is easy to use, and to the touch imparts a sense of the warmth of the earth and of the people.
I love the colours. So warm