This unique piece handcrafted by Hitoshi Morimoto encountered damage during transit.
Rather than returning or disposing of it, we opted to revive and renew its life by repairing it with kintsugi.
Using traditional techniques, this piece is restored with 100% natural urushi lacquer and 24k gold powder.
ABOUT THE ARTISAN
There is a sense of stillness and calm where Hitoshi Morimoto resides and works - atop a hill in Bizen, Okayama Prefecture.
He began his career under Seiya Toyoba, a Mino pottery master. Through this Zen monk-like training, the second-generation artisan developed the perspective and disposition necessary to make a great potter.
In navigating the unpredictable nature of working with ash and fire, he has molded his unique style of Bizen pottery - one that has a time-honored yet timeless silhouette - inspired by ancient Japan and daily life.
Watch his interview to learn more about the artisan.
Due to the handmade nature of this piece, the size may vary slightly.