"Too pretty to use!" is the general response when catching a glimpse of these beautiful ceramic pieces... but au contraire! They were made to be used, and used in lots of ways. Not only are these cups perfect for anything from putting some beautiful mixed nuts on display to your morning tea, each piece is also incredibly heat resistant, so you can even bake with them. Individual creme brûlées, anyone?
Specializing in fine ceramics, each porcelain piece is handmade combining traditional Mengei style Japanese Art and Industrial Design to make a "New Modern" style of functional porcelain. In the studio, the porcelain and glazes are made from scratch. The porcelain is fired in the kiln to 2250 degrees Fahrenheit resulting in translucent, food safe, oven safe and microwave safe porcelain tableware. Each piece is individually signed by the ceramicist and created with care.
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