Fluted Plates


A staple in the shop, these lovely fluted plates are produced by Marumitsu pottery in Aichi, Japan--home to kilns with the longest production history in Japan. The fluting detail elicits the play of light and shadow--there's movement. These seemingly inanimate objects are indeed lively. 

Made of earthenware clay, plates can periodically be machine-washed, but hand-washing is suggested. They should thoroughly dry between use. Please note that earthenware can be more fragile than other types of clay. These plates are not chip-proof or impact-proof and over time, their surfaces will show wear. 

Since 1950 Marumitsu has focused on functional ceramic-wares employing local potters who use both traditional and modern techniques. The potters hand is evident here especially in the application of glazes. All pieces exhibit varying caramel-ish areas along the fluted edges. This intentional 'burnt' detail is completely random. Some pieces have more, some have less. 

These items cannot be shipped internationally.

size approximates:
small 1"H x 5.75"Ø 
medium 1.25"H x 8"Ø 
large 1.5"H x 9.75"Ø 
construction: earthenware
care: dishwasher safe but will wear longer if hand-washed, no microwave, no oven
note: produced in Seto, Aichi, Japan-home to Japan's first glazed pottery

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