Method: these pieces are hand thrown, then Indigo slip is applied onto leather hard clay and the work is decorated using sgraffito technique, before being bisque fired and glazed with a matt white glaze.
Description: This beautiful Yunomi is handmade by artist Yo Thom, made for everyday use to drink green tea out of, usually with one hand. Inspired by her surroundings, the artist creates unique patterns on the surface of her works. This piece features combined shades of blue and brown on the exterior, with white intricate hand painted details including dash and floral patterns. They are distinct to Thom’s practice, inspired by the marks she discovers in her surroundings.
Food safe and watertight. Dishwasher safe. Can be used in the microwave and oven. Staining may occur but any stains can be removed with boiling water and baking soda left overnight.
About the Artist: Yo Thom was born in Tokyo, Japan. Arriving in UK in 1996 to study 3D design. After the first introductory year, she chose Ceramics and completed her MA in Ceramics in 2000.
She then set up her own studio in Deptford, London in 2004 and producing stoneware and porcelain tableware pieces, as well as experimenting with some food firing. In 2009 she relocated to Shaftesbury, Dorset where she now lives and works, inspired by the beautiful patchwork countryside that surrounds her home.
Yo’s work is thrown and hand-built functional stoneware with influence from Both British and Japanese traditional pottery and food cultures.