Akihiro Terada

Dark Teacup by Akihiro Terada


A handmade light cup, perfect for tea or coffee, by Chiba-based potter Akihiro Terada, whose tactile works are as joyful to touch as they are to drink from. Terada emphasizes the texture of his dark clay, which he sources from Mie prefecture. Each piece is gas-fired in a kiln at Terada's studio, which overlooks the rice paddies and rolling hills of Chiba.


  • Handmade by Akihiro Terada
  • Dimensions: ⌀ 3.3 x 2.8 in ( ⌀ 8.5 x 7 cm)
  • Color: Dark glaze on dark clay
  • Material: Glazed ceramics
  • Made in Japan


Akihiro Terada is a Chiba-based potter. Originally from Tokyo, Terada received his training in ceramic arts in Japan's capital before relocating to Aichi prefecture. In 2010, he set up his studio in Chiba and has been showing at galleries around Japan.