Magnolia Cup by Mishio Suzuki
Mishio Suzuki is a potter based near Kasama in the traditional ceramic region north of Tokyo.
These Magnolia cups have a dipped, snow-like glaze over a sculpted lower form.
The upper glaze runs in dripped lines into the carved ridges beneath.
Mishio Suzuki was inspired initially by German and European product design.
But by travelling in Europe she came to appreciate more the pottery tradition in her own region of Kasama in Japan.
Carrying with her the diverse range of influences she acquired, Suzuki trained with the Kasama master potter Akio Nukaga, before establishing her own kiln in 2006.
These cups are 9cm high, with a diameter of 8.5cm.
Beneath the white upper, they have soft blue glaze colour.
As each item is handmade, there may be small differences between them.