First Annual Yunomi Exhibition begins this week and officially opens Saturday, November 11th from 10-8 PM.
The Yunomi exhibit showcases the work of many of our superb local and regional clay artists. (15 artists, 2-5 pieces per artist = a staggeringly beautiful selection of choices. Holidays are just around the corner! Find the perfect one-of-a-kind gift for that special someone.
Work is being delivered on a daily basis so if you'd like a preview stop by today or tomorrow to see what is currently available.
I look forward to seeing all the great work from artists across the state!
For folks who aren't familiar with the term...
A yunomi (Japanese: 湯のみ) is a form of teacup, typically made from a ceramic material, being taller than wide, with a trimmed or turned foot. Unlike the more formal chawan tea bowl which is used during the Japanese tea ceremony, the yunomi is made for daily (or informal) tea drinking.
There are special pairs of yunomi called meoto yunomi (meoto means ‘married couple’). Meoto yunomi usually consist of two cups with the same pattern (sometimes in different colours) but different sizes and often slightly different shapes (the larger cup being the ‘husband’ and the smaller being the ‘wife’ cup).
Many contemporary potters, both in the East and West, make yunomi and as a genre the yunomi has become a much collected item.