Sabi-ginsai Rim Bowl

Artist: Kan Ito
17,500 yen ($167.85 USD)

The forms and surfaces of Kan Ito’s ceramic vessels often reflect his fascination with objects from the past as well as tools, utensils and other artifacts that have weathered, rusted, or otherwise fallen into decay.

Kan Ito’s sabi-ginsai series has a delicate textured surface which will change with use and age as wears down or scrapes (depending on use) revealing hints of the silver (ginsai) glaze below. Kiln effects that occur during firing gives each vessel a slightly differing tone and surface appearance.

Kan Ito was born in Fukuoka in 1971 into a family in the pottery making business. After completing a program at the Osaka University of Art, he apprenticed with the renowned potter Yamada Hikaru in Kyoto. He later returned to the family business in Fukuoka where he worked until establishing his own kiln in Kanagawa in 2006.


  • Dimensions: Dia 7cm x H 6.5cm
  • Weight: 248g
  • Material: Ceramic
  • Product No: IK-500-1
  • Made in Japan