Takahashi McGil Sycamore 'Hyotan' 19

Takahashi McGil Sycamore 'Hyotan' 19

Maker: Takahashi McGill

Regular price £1,920.00

 Handmade in UK

Dimensions: Ø  25cm x H 27cm

Materials: Sycamore 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 sycamore wood and finished in a sabi-urushi lacquer, this lidded vessel plays with form and texture, balancing the contemporary with tradition.  The urushi lacquer, as well as adding strength and making objects waterproof, imbues the piece with a rich organicity and rust-like finish that compliments the texture and characteristics 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.