how to know whether the tea cup is good or not! お茶のコップは、うけ口と高台が大切!

I read “日本の手仕事をつなぐ旅 うつわ (written by久野恵一(1947-2015))”


He wrote how to know whether the tea cup is good or not!


He wrote 

"The lip and the foot

 is very important."


About the lip

Can it drink well without leaking tea?



The curve under the lip is significant not to drip tea droplets.  






飲んだ後にうっすらと水滴が垂れてないか? 高台(底の持つ部分)は、厚すぎなく持ちやすいか、などですね。






About the foot

 Is the foot solid form to hold?


The small parts of pottery are important to use comfortably and be beauty.



久野恵一(1947-2015 did for Arts and Crafts Movemen (by William Morris) for pottery in Japan. He had a pottery(Arts and Crafts) shop,”鎌倉 もやい工藝.” The pottery in Japan had a big influence on Arts and Crafts Movement in Japan. The Japan Folk Crafts Museum exhibit works as to Arts and Crafts Movement in Japan.



Reference: “日本の手仕事をつなぐ旅 うつわ (written by久野恵一(1947-2015))”
Reference: “日本の手仕事をつなぐ旅 うつわ (written by久野恵一(1947-2015))”