Marutsutsu Blue Cast Iron Teapot by Hisanori Masuda
This series of cast iron teapots are designed to complement today's lifestyle and contemporary aesthetics.
The exterior of the teapot is a sand skin casted from sand mould using traditional technology, the interior is subjected to enamel processing which is hard to rust and a stainless steel tea strainer is set.
The exterior baked colours are either blue or green.
Cast iron teapot has high heat retention which helps to maintain temperature of the brew.
Please note that a Stainless Steel Tea Strainer is provided.
Dimensions: 125 x 170 x 190mm
Material: Main body, cast iron tea strainer, stainless steel
Weight: about 1550g
Hisanori Masuda was born in 1949 in Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. After graduating from Musashino University of Art (Fine Arts and Design) where he studied under Prof. Mosuke Yoshitake, Hisanori stayed on as a studio assistant to his professor for 5 years. During this time, Hisanori was successful in revitalizing local industries through product design. Later he moved to Yamagata City and established his own studio, "Chushin Kobo" in 1997. He seeks to recreate objects retaining the beauty of traditional Japanese cast iron but stylishly adapted to fit contemporary life-style. Using iron, aluminum and bronze, he designs, produces and sells all his own work. He is currently a member of Japan Craft Design Association. He teaches at Tohoku University of Art and Design and Yamagata University in the department of education.