Tomoko studied at Okayama Prefecture Bizen Togei Center, where she met her husband Michikazu in 1994. Tomoko is attracted to the firing process of pottery making and whenever possible she uses materials which she can find around herself, and that’s why she originally went to study in Bizen. However, Bizen was not her style, and she moved on to studying with Shigeyoshi Morioka in Wakayama Prefecture. She uses “Touka style” for most glazed works and “ana-gama” for non-glazed works.
Tomoko Sakai Rinka Mug
BY Tomoko SAKAI
The Rinka Mug by Tomoko Sakai is fired in a “Touka” style wood-firing kiln. Every firing process is unique, and the finishes vary slightly every time. Finishes can vary in matte and shine. This is a special characteristic of the art of ceramics and firing.
Available in large and small; large holds approximately 10 oz.