Takahashi McGil Hornbeam 'Tsubo' 5
Takahashi McGil Hornbeam 'Tsubo' 5
Takahashi McGil Hornbeam 'Tsubo' 5

Takahashi McGil Hornbeam 'Tsubo' 5

Maker: Takahashi McGill

Regular price £480.00

 Handmade in UK

Dimensions: Ø 14cm x H 17cm

Materials: Hornbeam wood with a sabi-urushi finish 

Method: Hand turned and hand carved.

Care Instructions: Please note; this item is a natural product, please avoid storing in the sunlight and heat. Not suitable for dishwasher or microwave.



Made from hornbeam wood, the hardest of any European tree, and finished in a sabi-urushi lacquer, this lidded vessel balances the contemporary with tradition. Urushi originates from tree sap, making objects waterproof as well as adding strength, resulting in a deep, rich rusted texture that reveals a new beauty in the natural character of the wood.

About the Artist:

Takahashi McGil are an artistic duo comprised of husband and wife, Mark McGilvray and Kaori Takahashi, who met at Wimbledon School of Art where they both studied Fine Art. Mark is from South Africa and Kaori is from Japan and the pair now live and work in Devon, where they are part of the Devonshire Guild of Craftsmen. The pair combine Japanese and Western techniques, traditions and tools in their functional furniture and homeware designs. Originally, their pieces were intended solely for personal use, but their company was happily formed in 2016.