Porcelain and Pottery
Handmade ceramics have various expressions. Spots, cracks, glaze texture, shades, uneven shapes. Each ceramic is filled with the artist's thoughts and have their own unique personalty. Even if it's made by the same artist, each ceramic has a slightly different feature. However, this is the nature of handmade ceramics that mass-produced products do not have. Here, we will introduce the features that are often found in handmade ceramics.
BEFORE FIRST USE
The ceramics that are carefully made with the artist's thoughts and sophisticated techniques are truly one-of-a-kind.
We have a saying in Japan "Ichigo-Ichie" which means making the most of every moment as a unique encounter that will never be repeated in the same way again. We think this word fits nicely to describe handmade ceramics. When you see them, you'll notice that traces of handicrafts are everywhere, which are not found in any mechanically made ceramics. The difference in colour and shape of each ceramic is something that we want to cherish as a unique feature. And it is a great pleasure to enjoy the aging of the ceramics.
We hope you will find your "Ichigo-Ichie" ceramic at our store and enjoy it for many years to come.