Regional interpretations of an ancient craft
Rustic and imperfect, delicate and finely patterned: Japanese ceramics come in many beautiful forms. They are made today by skilled artisans following centuries of tradition.
Fueled by the central role of ceramics in cuisine and in the tea ceremony, myriad styles have developed in different areas. Each one incorporates distinct techniques and practices, which are often related to the properties of the local clay.
Mashiko clay is rich in silicate and iron, which ...