Bell shaped ikebana centerpiece with a black glaze on cream clay body. Wheel thrown porcelain bells attached at their bases. A sculptural object on its own that can be elevated to a centerpiece with an ikebana arrangement. Reversible. High fired & food, microwave, and dishwasher safe. If you would like a kenzan for floral arrangements, they are available here.
Approximate size: 6" in diameter x 8.75” tall. 6” bottom vase, 2.75” bowl Glaze will vary slightly from piece to piece
Learn more about Monsoon Pottery and what informsDanielle Chutinthranond’s practicewith this awesomebrand video.
Monsoon Pottery is a studio based in West Town, Chicago founded by Danielle Chutinthranond. Chutinthranond’s inspiration comes from nature, classic Asian motifs, Chinatown, and—over everything else—restaurant and food culture. Her work is informed by her experience growing up in a Thai/Pacific rim restaurant in upstate New York, where she learned from a young age that food is special, personal, and becomes even more meaningful when presented with care and attention to detail. Each piece she makes is focused on enhancing the beauty and ritual of one's table. Essentialism and minimalism are always on Chutinthranond’s mind and she believes that the objects in our homes should be useful, durable, and beautiful. Instead of making work around the idea of what might be fun for the season, Chutinthranond thinks about how her pieces might become inherited through generations of families as treasured heirlooms. In service of these beliefs, she chooses clays that offer the highest durability so the pieces can handle daily use and fires them at very high temperatures to make them microwave, dishwasher, and even oven safe. She also mixes her glazes from scratch and makes sure that they are all food-safe. Most pieces are wheel-thrown, hand-built, or a combination of the two and all surface decorations are done by hand. Chutinthranond believes beautiful doesn’t have to be precious and useful can still be romantic.