Obaware Mug

by Obaware

$46.00

When quality, form and function all combine from the hands of a master potter - you get the Obaware mug. Matte exterior and glazed interior, a beautiful mug that will serve you well for years to come!

Handcrafted by master potter Kazu in Lafayette, Colorado.

Two Sizes:

Large: 5” (w/ handle) x 3.5” x 3.5” (h). Holds about 13.5 oz (400ml). 

Small: 4 3/4” (w/ handle) x 3 1/4” x 3 1/4” (h). Holds about 10oz (300ml).

 

About the Artist:

Kazu Oba was born in Kobe and spent his early years in Japan. He moved to Colorado in the 90's and has called the Boulder area home ever since. He has continued to travel throughout the world for assistantships, workshops, and exhibitions.

Kazu apprenticed under two masters, Jerry Wingren, a sculptor in stone and wood, then another master Takashi Nakazato, one of the world's most renowned potters in Karatsu, one of the ceramic centers of Japan.

Kazu's pottery is dedicated to functional, everyday ware to be used in home. His background as a chef distinctly influences his work, as he maintains a constant focus on the relationship between his pots and the food that will occupy them.