Ceramic cut made in nerikomi technique. To create these cups, a unique technology for mixing colored clays, called nerikomi or agateware, is used. The originality of this technology is that the master bends the colored clays in a certain way to get a unique pattern.
The paint is not used, the pattern is created only by mixing colored clays or porcelain. The technology is very difficult and requires a lot of time and experience of the master. The compositions on each cup are not random, but conceived by the author and are his developments. This old technology was invented in medieval China to mimic natural agate to create particularly expensive ceramic utensils.
In Japan, this technique was developed and called nerikomi. All products of this technology are unique and it is not possible to repeat exactly the model. This item is made of ceramic.