These 2 cups will really enhance your tea drinking experience. As one Korean Master potter told me, "...the pottery is to be used, it is a living object. When it's put in a museum it dies." I have been a long time fan of wood fired Korean pottery. I personally love the rough textures. I feel it reflects our humanity in all its imperfection just as we strive to "tame" the pottery and become less course and more human.
Wood Kiln Firing: Pottery that is wood kiln fired is very labor intensive. The actual firing process takes approximately 36 hours! The success or survival rate of the pottery is only 40%.Toyayo's Reputation: Although a South Korean potter, his works are really gaining an audience in Japan. No surprise really. The style of pottery and the muted tones are a long time favorite among the Japanese people. If we look back in history we know how between 1592 and 1598 Japan under Toyotomi Hideyoshi kidnapped Korean artisans, but that's another story.
Specifications: weight: .4bs. Height a little more than 1.5 inches. Width at the mouth 3 inches Base 1 1/2 inches
(short cups set#2)