I wish I made it…

Tea Caddy; Kyoto Ware, Edo Period 19thC.

Tea Caddy; Kyoto Ware, Edo Period 19thC. (5.6 cm tall)

It’s time for me to make a run of spice jars.  I started making undersized jars as formal studies for storage jars.  Something about the scale appealed to me and I’ve been hooked on the 4 inch jar for awhile now.  They also make great gifts filled w/ cardamom or oolong tea.

These Japanese Tea Caddies are great inspiration for me.  Used for storage of matcha ceremony tea, the lids are made to fit the pot after the firing – made from ivory.  Keep in mind the scale on these examples- the above caddy is 2.2 Inches tall –  below, left to right: 3.5″ tall; 2.2″ tall; 4.1″ tall.

tea-caddy-meiji-era-mid-19thcincense-burner-edo-17thctea-caddy-momoyama-e17thc (10.5cm tall)

i wish i made ’em…


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