Etched Yunomi by Kelly Pottery
These traditional Yunomi green-tea cups are a staple in Japanese cupboards. All are roughly the same size and shape, making it easy to create a set, but because they are handthrown and etched, slight differences in surface decoration make each one special. Use them for green tea, wine, juice and other beverages. Food safe and microwave safe.
Hand made in the USA by Kelly Pottery
About the Artist
Kelly Pottery has a simple mission: to craft useful and beautiful ceramic objects that are equally at home on the table and the mantle. Each piece is designed, thrown, etched, glazed, and fired by potter Steve Kelly. After studying pottery in Montana, a region rich in ceramic tradition, Kelly apprenticed with a master potter in the hills of Virginia, where, in keeping with the ethos of traditional Asian ceramics, he spent thousands of hours creating vessels that both honor the humble nature of clay and transcend it. Kelly, who is also a painter and long-time admirer of the American street art and graffiti scene, honed his distinctive water-etching technique while living in Portland, Oregon, where he started Kelly Pottery. The abstract etchings evoke typographical elements and create surface textures that exaggerate the curves, offering an invitation to pick up and hold the pots, turn them over in the hand, and follow their lines all around the form.
Currently living and working in North Carolina, the mecca of American ceramics, Kelly's work continues to evolve. His designs and color palette, from the blues and greys of the Pacific Northwest to the beach-glass creams and celadons of Coastal Carolina, reflect his synthesis of American design traditions, and the rich and varied beauty of the country itself.