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Thor Holvila 2302-14

Thor Holvila 2302-14

Thors comment: 

"Please note that the strong spring sun made this pot look more yellow than it actually is. The color is more warm sand mixed with gray layers. As it is so small, the stamps are on the outside, which contributes strongly to its identity."


  • Outside measurements

    width: 123 mm / 4.8"
    height: 38 mm / 1.5"
    deep inside: 29 mm / 1.1"

  • Info

    Edition: february 2023 - Nanban
    Style: Round
    Clay: Mixed
    Unglazed and fully vitrified frost resistant stoneware

  • About this edition

    THOR EDITIONS is handmade, unique and numbered pots that are released once a month under a dedicated theme


    "The correct translation of nanban from Japanese reads "Barbarian south" and refers to the goods that came from South Asia and especially Korea. In Japan I had it explained to me that in a later period it came to mean everything that came across the sea and especially with the Europeans. Today, it has become synonymous with the jar lids that were originally made as utility items in Korea and that appealed to the Japanese bonsai masters because of their primitive beauty and ultimate suitability for the literati style. To me, nanban has come to mean "primitive elegance". Much like the expression a potter casually marks his work with, when he cuts the pot off the throwing wheel and leaves it to dry with the thought in his head that he has created something functional with his cultural touch, without any thoughts on impressing. Even though this is not the way I have worked, that's the expression I have wanted to achive."

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