Kiyome Hachi Vessel with Hishaku Ladle
Kiyome Hachi Vessel by Takahashi McGil is part of the ‘Plant Explorations’ collection, facilitated by The New Craftsmen. Earlier this year, The New Craftsmen invited a select group of craftspeople to the Economic Botany Collections at Kew Gardens to examine and creatively respond to a myriad of objects and their narratives. For this piece, Takahashi McGil were inspired by a drinking vessel,made from fruit of an unknown origin. When Mark and Kaori saw the vessel, they were charmed by its sweet look and it reminded them both of a ‘hishaku’ ladle. Hishaku ladles can be found in Japanese temples, shrines and tea ceremonies. They found that many of the items which caught their attention were related to liquids, with water being the most essential. The ash vessel and ladle were made as a set, leaving them unfinished to showcase its natural beautiful colour.
Material: Ash, hazel
cm: Width 62cm, Depth 36cm, Height 18cm
inches: Width 24.4in, Depth 14.2in, Height 7.1in
Care Instructions: Dust with lint free cloth. Do not leave in strong sunlight, in very dry places or near direct heat sources.