Okinawa Kiln Pottery
Ceramic pieces from Okinawa, Japan, hand crafted on the wheel. Adorned with nature inspired design in color palettes evoking the calm island life. Selection includes tiny palm-sized bud vases in dark brown or light cream glaze with hand-painted designs, as well as cups and plates with beautiful, abstract leaf patterns. The warm tones of the glaze, playful brush stroke design, whimsical irregularity and slight asymmetry of these ceramics add character and charm to any meal.
Vases 2.25'' D x 2.25'' H
Cups 3'' D x 3.5'' H
Medium plate 7.5'' D x 1.5'' H
Large plate 9.5'' D x 2'' H
Okinawa is lush and tropical, home to many distinct dialects and cultural customs that survived despite attempted assimilation from the Japanese government. With a unique language, diet, and ceramic tradition, many Okinawans still see their identity as separate from mainland Japan. Okinawan pottery dates back to the 14th century. Their glaze patterns represent lush local plant life, and a playful, undefined energy.
Each piece is made entirely by hand so there are variations in all of the pieces. The piece you see in the photo may not be the exact piece you receive. You may see fine lines and cracks in the glaze and this is natural characteristic of this type of pottery, and is not a sign of defect. Uneven texture, asymmetrical construction, this is all part of the piece's character and not a sign of defect.
Hand-wash recommended. Not oven safe.