One of my customers who is a silversmith came by the other day to make
an order for ceramic boxes for his handmade wedding band sets. Said he
was tired of handing his work over to couples in the standard felt box,
and wants something to distinguish his work from everyone else's work.
These are the prototype boxes, one with feet, one without.
They are slab and coil pinch pots, and reflect the wood figure from the
bats () they were constructed on. Mouth is about 6cm across. They will
be presented with shifuku (protective cloth) inside signed wood boxes
with tie cords.
I like his idea because the rings will now be in a useful item, rather
than a throwaway felt box. They can use the box to hold their wedding
bands, or other small valuables, and the box itself has value to the
customer. Not to mention the fact that every time my customer sells a
wedding band set, I sell a box. : )
in Taku, Japan