Yve Chan injected his creativity and playfulness into the design of this set of sake pitcher and small cups, made of tin through raising and sinking. Both ends of the pitcher can be used for pouring; the tail can be used as either a handle or spout. The body of the pitcher and cups are designed to be wide, allowing the alcohol to breathe and enhance its aroma. The pitcher is perfect for serving premium sake, Chinese yellow rice wine, Chinese distilled liquor Moutai, and other kinds of strong spirits.
Raising is a traditional metalworking technique with a long history. The primary materials used in raising are copper, tin and silver. The continuous hammering of the surfaces curls and reshapes the metal into a three-dimensional vessel from a metal sheet. The uneven contours on the surface of metalware are created by planishing, which are commonly found in tin and silverware due to their malleability. It captures the craftsman's style and is a manifestation of emotion and aesthetics.
To Yve Chan, metalwork is shaped through the hands. Through one's hands, what was previously known, learned and practiced can be crafted into a physical object which simultaneously reflects one's values. Born into a family of craftsmen, Yve Chan was immersed in crafts since youth. Traditional crafts have been passed down through generations, and he was attracted by this spirit which led him to begin his career in metalworking.
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