Fast forward to a week ago...a sushi platter request gave me the perfect excuse to check out this fab material. Very addicting stuff! Just like the cupcakes of my previous post, I couldn't stop at the end of the project; had to do more. Ideas of what to make snowballed out of control, lol. I had talked myself into making not only izakaya (Japanese pub) tableware and food, but a table and chairs as well o_O The tableware is done, the food is in production, but the table and chairs may be out of my league...
More to follow soon :)
|Glam izakaya tableware. Not an oxymoron; modern izakayas have evolved into chic establishments. Far left, freeform ikebana vessel; at center, asymmetrical, wonky plate "glazed" in the raku style.|
|The unvarnished teacup exterior shows off the beautiful texture of cured Tebineri. Love this clay!|