Manon, like the heroine of a novel, captures your attention as soon as you meet her. At her core, she enchants the world of the bowl with her softness and her poetic outlook on the world. For my sakés, I couldn’t find a better setting. The magic of tea populates her world and she is without a doubt one of my most Japanese ceramic artists. I can spend hours contemplating her bowls, and I taste differently after doing so. She is who inspired the saké ceremony that I am developing.