Provocative teapots
2009, Amsterdam NL

In Japan, people barely know “Bankoyaki” is one of the rare technique to produce teapots using wooden molds discovered in my home town Yokkaichi. The thin pressed clay wrapped around this puzzled wooden mold, make the shape of a teapot. After the manufacturing process, only few people make this teapot in Yokkaichi. In the Netherlands, embroidery is famous as traditional hand work technique, which not many people are involved with these days. I made a new teapot combining these different techniques and drawing pattern of modern non-daily circumstances which is quite far from the “traditional”.