ギフトとして製作した初のアイテム。それが飴色のコーヒーカップ。The first item I created as a gift is a coffee cup in a brown & white combination color | ucacoceramics
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6月 01 2023

ギフトとして製作した初のアイテム。それが飴色のコーヒーカップ。The first item I created as a gift is a coffee cup in a brown & white combination color

陶芸を始めたばかりのころから作って来たお気に入りのカップ。独立前はたくさんの友人や家族へのギフトとして作っていました。             My favorite cup that I have been making since I first started pottery. Before starting my own business, I used to make it as a gift for many friends and family members.



This is a classic cup that I made over 10 years ago for personal use at home, and since then, it has become a staple gift for my family and friends.




At that time, I was a tea lover, so I designed the shape of the cup to evoke the aroma of tea. It has a wide and expansive shape, allowing one to fully experience the essence of tea when sipping it blacktea. To enhance the taste of tea, I made the rim of the cup quite thin, allowing for a more delicate sensation at the mouth.




For the color of the cup, I chose a milky white shade for the inside so that it would complement the clarity of water when brewing teas like Silver Tips. This way, one can enjoy the visual aspect of the clear water as well.


I decided to make the outside in a brown color to create a connection with the rich hue of coffee. This way, it would be pleased with the coffee enthusiasts among my visitors as well. To add more visual interest, I applied two different glazes, alternating between them on the cup’s surface.



By blending two different glazes at the thin rim, I create a gentle and soft atmosphere, with the colors subtly intermingling. This technique adds a touch of elegance and enhances the overall aesthetic appeal of the cup.




カップに合わせてプレートも製作していた時期がありました。 ケーキ皿としても単品で使用出来るようにこのカタチです。                         There was a period when I also crafted matching plates to accompany the cups. They were designed in a way that they could be used as cake plates individually as well. The shape of the plates was specifically chosen to complement the cups and ensure versatility in their usage.




The size of the cup is designed to allow for placing small treats like cookies or chocolates in the empty space when the cup is placed on the plate. It shares the same size as the gold-trimmed Plat15 serving plate. However, it’s important to note that the delicate nature of the thin rim and handle makes them more susceptible to chipping or breaking.



This cup, created by me, ucaco, stands out as a representative piece among the thin and delicate tableware I craft.Since


丸いティーカップのシリーズとして、コーヒー用にシュッとした雰囲気に仕上げたくてアウトラインをストレートに寄せた形も展開しています。 とはいえ、柔らかさを出したいのでほんの少しアールをかけています。                               As part of the initial tea cup series, I also developed a variation with a sleek and streamlined design specifically for coffee. I wanted to achieve a sharp and clean aesthetic, so I slightly softened the edges with a subtle curve.




2008, I have been consistently producing this cup in small quantities.


During that time, when my personal cup accidentally chipped, I was planning to make a new one. However, my pottery instructor at the studio I attended introduced me to the art of kintsugi—the technique of repairing broken ceramics with gold lacquer.


取手がなくなってしまったカップに透明と茶色のガラス片を継いで金継ぎしたもの。                 I repaired the cup that had lost its handle using the kintsugi method, by joining transparent and brown glass fragments with gold lacquer.



At that time, the pottery studio didn’t teach kintsugi, so I made a decision to learn it someday. For a long time, I carefully wrapped my broken or chipped handmade pottery in newspapers and stored them in cardboard boxes, waiting for the opportunity to learn the art of kintsugi.



When the cardboard boxes were filled to capacity, coincidentally, I quit my job and had more time available. In order to pursue kintsugi alongside pottery, around November or December of 2017, I started learning the art of kintsugi using traditional lacquer techniques.



Certainly! If you have any more questions about kintsugi or any other topic, feel free to ask later. I’m here to help!



And here is the cup and saucer that has been further updated and brought into production since 2023.




I will feature this cup and saucer in the upcoming blog post!


2023年6月1日 ucaco

1st. June 2023 ucaco






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