Alex wrote:I believe those cheaper ones are only half hand made. The fit and finish is also in a different league on the more expensive pieces.
I'm a tad disappointed...
Not that I love my pot anything less.
I did browse the Hojo site before choosing my pot, but there are no prices listed, which I can't stand
I guess some of the more expensive ones have a more visible welding at the joint of the body and the spout and handle. That looks less sleek imho. But maybe also less fragile
As you have seen and will see, I love teaware that is very 'fine', and 'smooth'. I appreciate the beauty of the wabi-sabi Hagi, Raku and the like, but I just like the smooth, clean feel and look of Arita and other porcelains to drink from. I'm fond of blue and white