Shigarakiyaki Flat Plate XS (SGB027)
Tortoise owner Taku Shinomoto art directed this line of stoneware using vintage molds that were out of production. He brings them back to life with a more contemporary appearance by finishing them with manganese powder. This unique glaze accentuates the clean lines of each design. The stone like texture of the clay adds additional contrast, giving an almost unfinished, earthy, and prehistoric appearance to your table. Food or objects placed on top of this surface come into beautiful focus. These particular plates slope gently to a flat center. Due to the line's elegant design and ability to elevate food presentation, this line is currently being used in high end restaurants in Japan, and is perfect for placing on your kitchen counter-top for everyday use, or to serve hour devours for your next formal dinner party.
Available only in shiny style manganese glaze. Ceramics are sealed with very thin coats of transparent glaze, but food oil and color absorption may happen over time. As with all stoneware, a natural patina and changing of color will occur over time.
Made in Japan's Shiga prefecture, near Kyoto, Shigarakiware has been setting the standard for functional pottery in the region since the 12th century as one of the Six Ancient Kilns of Japan. Sourcing their clay exclusively from the nearby prehistoric Lake Biwa (the largest freshwater lake in Japan), this ancient natural material imparts an interesting tactility to all of its pieces.
Dishwasher safe and microwave safe.