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