This lovely large mug is delicate yet sturdy and robust. It has a beautiful smooth pale blue glaze with elegant tiny bee details. It is part of Taja's Porcelain Bee tableware craft collection.
Yasuharu (Taja) Tajima-Simpson studied drawing and painting at Gohki Art College, Kyoto, Japan, and taught himself pottery after coming to England in 1981. He and his wife established their pottery in Moretonhampstead, Devon, in 1983.
"The way I develop my work always comes from the texture of clay. So the most important thing about my work is to emphasise the texture of clay. The less you touch clay the better. That's why I like using the method of slab-built. I use slabs of clay like paper. Because of the limitations of the shape I can make, using my method sometimes brings me interesting shapes of pots. Then I get inspired by those shapes and make new work."
Width (including handle) : 11cm
Diameter at rim : 8.5cm
All Taja ceramics are handmade and therefore vary in colour and shape.
All pots are microwave and dishwasher proof, but not oven proof.