When I brought over the work of Japanese potter Katsufumi Baba back in 2013 it was great to see people’s response, particularly the attraction to one of his most popular objects titled the ‘sugar pot’ which comes with a tin lid and small wooden spoon. You’ll be pleased to know that we’ve restocked the black sugar pot, but we’ve also added a porcelain version to coincide and a few new products that I thought I’d showcase here today.
Aside from those we have a few new mugs available, the black glaze mug and the high salt glaze mug, both are very unique and feature Katsufumi’s free-spirited aesthetic. Seen most prominent in the porcelain katakuchi, which is quite weighty and features a spout for pouring. I think the lack of symmetry in all of Katsufumi’s pots follow the natural aura of the clay, porcelain being particularly unpredictable, but it also becomes apparent that all of the shapes have been made with a human in mind.
Take for example the porcelain katakuchi, or the black mug seen above, as soon as you pick them up in your hand it clings to your fingers and is extremely practical. This rustic nature is what sets his work apart from many others and offers something individual and one of a kind. We hope you his work, his newest selection can be found in the store on the link below.