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Onda Kiln Potterey - tortoise general store
Onda Kiln Potterey - tortoise general store
Onda Kiln Potterey - tortoise general store
Onda Kiln Potterey - tortoise general store
Onda Kiln Potterey - tortoise general store
Onda Kiln Potterey - tortoise general store
Onda Kiln Potterey - tortoise general store
Onda Kiln Potterey - tortoise general store
Onda Kiln Potterey - tortoise general store
Onda Kiln Potterey - tortoise general store
Onda Kiln Potterey - tortoise general store
Onda Kiln Potterey - tortoise general store
Onda Kiln Potterey - tortoise general store
Onda Kiln Potterey - tortoise general store
Onda Kiln Potterey - tortoise general store
Onda Kiln Potterey - tortoise general store
Onda Kiln Potterey - tortoise general store
Onda Kiln Potterey - tortoise general store
Onda Kiln Potterey - tortoise general store

Onda Kiln Potterey

Regular price $38 Unit price  per 

Description:
Ceramic pieces from the nationally treasured pottery village, Onda, located in the heart of Kyushu, the southern island of Japan.  All hand crafted on the wheel, by nameless artisans, the generational stewards of just 3 families that are the sole residents of Onda, the pieces carry centuries of local pottery tradition.  Each item is distinctly 'Onda' with a signature 'dash' technique and feathered glaze-work famous among ceramic enthusiasts around the world.  The traditional shapes of this pottery in timeless, warm and inviting color tones will surely elevate your dining experience.

Measurements:
Amber x-small plate  4.8'' D x .75'' H
Cream color x-small bowl 4.8'' D x 2'' H
Cream small plate  6.15'' D x 1'' H
Medium plate  8.4'' D x 1.25 '' H
Multi-color shallow bowl. 6.15 '' D x 1.25'' H
Medium shallow bowl  8'' D x 2'' H
Large shallow bowl. 10.75'' D x 
Cream x-small tall bowl 4.75'' D x 2'' H

History: 

Nestled into a narrow green gorge among the hills of eastern Kyushu, Onda has been a pottery village since recorded history. There are only three last names among the 300 residents of the village, and these families have been set with the task of guarding traditional Onda technique. Because of the highly localized nature of Onda pottery, this kiln is very closely associated with the mingei movement, founded by Sōetsu Yanagi. In 1996 the Japanese Ministry of the Environment designated the sound of the water mills at the Onda kiln as one of the 100 Protected Soundscapes of Japan.

Materials:
Clay

Variation: 
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, and irregular thickness is all part of the piece's character and not a sign of defect.

Care Instructions:
Hand-wash recommended.  Not oven safe.

 

Returns must be made within 2 weeks in original, unused condition with all packaging for either 1. Store credit for the full amount or 2. Refund - minus a 20% restocking fee.  Tortoise does not cover the cost of return shipping or the cost of re-shipping an exchange, and the cost of shipping for returns and exchanges is the responsibility of the customer.  

 

Onda Kiln Potterey - tortoise general store
Onda Kiln Potterey - tortoise general store
Onda Kiln Potterey - tortoise general store
Onda Kiln Potterey - tortoise general store
Onda Kiln Potterey - tortoise general store
Onda Kiln Potterey - tortoise general store
Onda Kiln Potterey - tortoise general store
Onda Kiln Potterey - tortoise general store
Onda Kiln Potterey - tortoise general store
Onda Kiln Potterey - tortoise general store
Onda Kiln Potterey - tortoise general store
Onda Kiln Potterey - tortoise general store
Onda Kiln Potterey - tortoise general store
Onda Kiln Potterey - tortoise general store
Onda Kiln Potterey - tortoise general store
Onda Kiln Potterey - tortoise general store
Onda Kiln Potterey - tortoise general store