Lue Brass Coffee/Tea Scooper
Ruka Kikuchi, affectionately known as Lue, is the artisan behind the creation of Lue Brass, from his studio located in Setouchi, Japan. Using the time-honored technique of hand-hammering, the Lue Brass Coffee Scooper and Tea Scopper possess a simple yet unique form form, with a captivating golden sheen that make these functional pieces a work of art in its own right. Elevate your daily tea or coffee ritual with a warm touch of gold.
Each piece is hammered by hand and completely unique. The product you receive may not be the exact product photographed here. Brass will patina and oxidize over time - cherish the maturation of these singular utensils.
Ruka Kikuchi (also known by his nickname Lue) creates unique, handcrafted brass utensils from his studio in Setouchi, Japan. Kikuchi began training in metalwork with his father in early 2001, and after a six year apprenticeship, he began making his own cutlery and tableware. Each piece is hand-hammered into unique and elegant shapes, calling to mind delicate metalworking techniques traditionally used for jewelry. He often uses a single piece of metal to craft a utensil. In 2010, Kikuchi won the Japan Mingei Museum Exhibition prize for his brass utensil line.
Coffee measure: L 5.3” x W 2”
Tea measure: L 2.75” x W 1.5”
To prevent significant discoloration or rust, hand wash with a gentle detergent after use. Natural luster can be returned if scrubbed with salt and vinegar in the event of discoloration.