Seto Kiln Pottery
Ceramic pieces from one of the six ancient kilns of Japan, the Seto Kiln of Aichi prefecture. Each piece is hand-crafted on the wheel with the kiln's trademark thick walls and solid construction. Seto's distinct designs include the swirling horse eye motif known as 'uma-no-me', as well as the famed Seto glaze - a soft and glossy chartreuse, perfected over hundreds of years. Each piece is imbued with beautiful variation, and so the piece shown in the photo may not be the exact piece you receive.
Striped small shallow bowl (orange and navy) 6'' D x 2'' H
Striped medium plate (orange and navy) 7'' D x 1.5'' H
Striped rice bowl (dark yellow stripe and navy stripe) 4.5'' D x 2.5'' H
Stripe bowl (orange) 5.25'' D x 3.25'' H
Striped cup (navy) 3.25'' D x 3'' H
Ki-seto mug 3.75'' D x 3'' H
Ki-seto rice bowl (green and blue) 4.5'' D x 2.5'' H
Ki-seto plate 8.25'' D x 1.25'' H
Umanome large plate 8.75'' D x 2'' H
Umanome x-large plate 10.25'' D x 1.5'' H
Seto kiln is located both geographically and symbolically at the center of Japan. "Setomoto," a Japanese word that directly translates to "seto things," is a synonym for glazed ceramics in general - a linguistic clue into the influence Seto kiln has had on Japanese ceramic tradition. The locally sourced clay surrounding Seto has almost no iron content, resulting in a luminous white quality. This is the perfect backdrop for bright colors and complex glazing patterns, many of which have been in production for centuries.
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.
Hand-wash recommended. Not oven safe.