The Serenity Series is a unique work of artistic vision. Hand-crafted by Mayumi Yamashita of Kagawa, Japan who works out of her grandparent’s home, a traditional minka where she finds inspiration between the juxtaposition of the old and contemporary. The teapot demonstrates a solid foundation of technique sort by devotees of Japanese teaware, with a built-in fine strainer in clay and a free-flowing spout. Beyond the light peppermint glaze and surface texture of circular hand-etchings, every piece carries an essence reminiscent of ukiyo-e, Japanese woodblock paintings of the floating world. The emotions, relationships and everyday life is contained within, interpreted through the artist’s whimsical perspective on our world.