Jynsym Ong Ceramics
Jynsym Ong set up her own independent pottery studio in Oxford after returning from a ceramics apprenticeship in Japan. With an interest in textures and patterns found in nature, she creates a range of useful pieces from teapots, cups and vases to pestle and mortar sets.
Jynsym Ong set up her own independent pottery studio in Oxford after returning from a ceramics apprenticeship in Japan.
She throws the drop-like shape of this vase on the wheel, inspired by Japanese sake bottles called tokkuri. The word "tokkuri" is an ideophone, evoking the sound of liquid being poured out of the vessel, a sort of "tok tok tok".
After being thrown it is trimmed by hand, then slip is applied with a rice straw hakame brush that Jynsym made by hand while training in Japan. It's then finished with a shino glaze and wood-ash mark and reduction fired.
Being handmade, each varies in colour and form.
This item is part of our New Makers programme. In its fifth year, five makers demonstrating excellence in skill, originality and craftsmanship have been chosen by a TOAST panel. We offer business and marketing advice, as well as a platform to sell their pieces until the end of this year, with full profits being returned to them.
Hand wash only. Ceramic.
Made in the United Kingdom.
Approx. W 12cm x H 15cm.
This item is made entirely by hand, so no two will be the same. There will be small, pleasing imperfections and irregularities in each piece.