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Inspired by the Japanese tradition of wabi sabi, which finds beauty in humble, imperfect and easily overlooked places, this Imperfection Pot was made with a free hand which has resulted in the appearance of subtle flaws. Rather than ruin it, these imperfections are the key to its charm. They encapsulate – and promote more widely in life – an attitude of generosity and acceptance. To contemplate an object and to live with it is to let a little of its character seep into our own souls. If only briefly, we become more like it.
This pot, designed by Adam Buick, has a traditional celadon glaze of greyish green, associated with calm in buddhism. It is tranquil and modest, as if it is untroubled by aspiration and content to be only what it is.
10 x 10 cm ceramic pot | Wooden crate 12 x 12 cm | Supporting booklet