Date & Origin
Excellent, as new.
Height Jug: 16cm, Bowls 5cm
A one-off unique porcelain sake set by Joan and Jack Hardie.
The set consists of a Sake Jug in 'Celadon' green glaze with a geometric raised wave pattern that wraps around the jug. Four matching sake bowls with the same raised wave pattern are included. All pieces are fully marked on the base.
Based in Cumbria, England, Joan and Jack Hardie have been making pots for almost 50 years. In 2014 they decided to experiment with printing clay using a 3D printer which makes it possible to create ceramic forms not achievable by any other means. There were no commercial 3D printers available to do what they envisaged, so they built the very first 3D printer themselves. They are combining art, craft and technology in a new way, opening up possibilities that are both exciting and fascinating to explore.
As the piece grows wider or narrower the elements of the pattern fall naturally at varying angles, so the form and the spacing combine to give the 'wave' pattern that you see.
The glaze, known in the West as 'celadon', was developed in China, Japan and Korea in the 10th century and greatly prized for its jade-like quality. The colour stems from the iron content of the glaze. Iron is normally associated with rusty brown shades but a range of subtle green colours can be produced by starving the kiln of oxygen as the glaze begins to liquify above 1200 degrees C.
There is a certain satisfaction in combining a thousand-year-old glaze recipe with a 3D printed form.
Exhibit is delighted to feature this unique and exciting set.
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