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Beautiful droplet-shaped Bizenware sugar jar with a nested lid hand-crafted by Bifu Kimura. The surface features soft sangiri patterning.
Opened Droplet Sugar Jar. The unglazed nature of the clay makes it ideal for absorbing excess moisture, keeping it's contents dry. Wooden spoon included.
Close up of droplet sugar jar.
Top down picture of the droplet sugar jar with spoon inside.
The unglazed nature of the clay makes it ideal for absorbing excess moisture, keeping it's contents dry. Wooden spoon included.
Droplet Sugar Jar with Spoon Set - Imprint

Droplet Sugar Jar with Spoon Set

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Beautiful droplet-shaped Bizenware sugar jar with a nested lid hand-crafted by Bifu Kimura. The surface features soft sangiri patterning. The unglazed nature of the clay makes it ideal for absorbing excess moisture, keeping it's contents dry. Wooden spoon included.

The making of...

With the sangiri (桟切り) technique, pieces placed on the outer edges of the kiln are buried in the ash. The surfaces covered by the charcoal are not exposed to the flame; the reaction of the iron in the clay to the carbon of the embers produces a distinctive bluish gray, dark grey, gray-black, or brownish black color.

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About Bifu Kimura

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Bifu Kimura is a 9th generation Bizen potter in Inbe, Japan. His work balances dynamic, clean shapes with the rough textures of the Bizen firing process. Today he leads Studio Kibido with his daughter Mizuho Kimura and her husband, Yosuke.


Bifu Kimura: A 9th Generation Potter Mastering the Way of the Shokunin

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