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LOCAL TALENT: UP CLOSE WITH MARIANE CHAN'S CERAMICS DESIGN

LOCAL TALENT: UP CLOSE WITH MARIANE CHAN'S CERAMICS DESIGN

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June 14, 2021
To celebrate Dragon Boat Festival in Hong Kong, we have partnered with local talent ceramic artist Mariane Chan, founder and creator of Mariane Chan’s Ceramics Design, who has created a unique sakeware set just for this special occasion.

Her stunning 3 set piece complements beautifully and elegantly with sake from award-winning local microbreweries, Daimon Brewery and Shimizu Kiyasaburo brewery, their delicious sakes handpicked by SAKEDEN’s sommelier straight from their breweries in Japan. In an exclusive collaboration, we have put together a tasteful giveaway for Hong Kong residents to enter and win.

The giveaway prize
The giveaway prize
The giveaway prize

Take home this special prize and enjoy it at your next gathering during this month’s festivities with close friends or family. For details of entry on this giveaway valued at $2330 HKD, please see below. Just as every bottle has its own story, so does the sakeware that allows us to serve and enjoy it in style. We sit down with ceramist Mariane Chan to discover her love and passion for ceramics and her inspirations for this unique 3 piece sakeware set.
Mariane Chan
Mariane Chan
Mariane Chan

How did you discover your passion for ceramics?

I am a fashion stylist turned ceramicist. I have been working full time in ceramics for more than 3 years now and mainly do commissions, custom orders for restaurants, design agencies and private clients. At the same time I am always trying to create my own design and art piece on the side. My passion for ceramics is that I can have total control and freedom of how I create my piece from clay, glaze mixing, form to decorating techniques, etc. How a pile of clay can turn into something functional and artistic still fascinates me everyday.

What inspired you with this sake set?

I am always drawn to structured form with clean and sharp lines but at the same time I like to decorate it with freestyle brush marks and drippy glaze. I think it creates an interesting contrast between formality and artistic touch.

What is your signature dripping style?

To elaborate what I said above, I think often there are certain rules to follow and expectations from people in the society we live in today. With ceramics they expect to be always in some sort of traditional form and functionality and I struggle to think that I must create something within this criteria but at the same time I really want to breakthrough this norm by applying brush marks and having drippy glaze that can inject individuality for every piece I created.
Dripping Style
Dripping Style
Dripping Style

What are your favourite memories of enjoying sake?

I think sake is a causal drink that can be enjoyed anywhere with anyone and have absolutely fun. My most memorable moment with sake would be going to Fujirock festival at Naeba, Niigata and enjoying all the local sake there plus the vending machines inside the train station which sell sake by the cup!
Sake cups
Sake cups
Sake cups

Favourite bar in Hong Kong?

My favourite bar is called Hidden in Causeway Bay. They serve Osaka style deep fried skewers which are always so fresh and delicious and are perfect to go with sake. The vibe there is unpretentious and always fun.

Favourite Hong Kong food memories?

My favourite Hong Kong food memories would be having dim sum every Sunday with my family when I was young, although I didn’t enjoy it back then but when I grew up I always crave dim sum when I’m feeling nostalgic.

Giveaway details:

Start date: 14th of June, 2021
Entries close: 5th June, 2021
Winners announced: 7th June, 2021
For details on how to enter, click here.*
*Please note eligible participants of this giveaway must reside in Hong Kong and are aged 18 years or above.

Visit our website to view our full sake collection at www.sakeden.com

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