Adachi Mari - Tokkuri Sake Bottle
The server of a sake set is a flask or bottle called a Tokkuri. A Tokkuri is generally bulbous with a narrow neck, but may have a variety of other shapes, including that of a spouted serving bowl (a Katakuchi). Traditionally, heated sake is often warmed by placing the sake-filled Tokkuri in a pan of hot water, and thus the narrowed neck would prevent the heat from escaping.
Adachi Mari was born and raised in Tajimi City, a specialty of ceramics, in the Tono region of Gifu prefecture. After graduating from high school, she moved to Tokyo and London. She has a strong interest in expressing with "output" and is active as a graphic designer. She became interested in the fusion of ceramics and graphics, and returned to her hometown to start making pottery in earnest.
Currently, she is exploring new possibilities of expression, which is the fusion of ceramic materials and graphics.