porcelain

Mamezara: Tiny Plates with Endless Possiblities

Mamezara are a bit like the bonsai of plates. Miniature bonsai trees are grown in small pots, and mamezara are tiny plates that hold small servings of food or condiments. Although these tiny dishes were originally meant to said hold food or condiments, people are now beginning to find several uses for these miniature works…

Kutani-yaki: Kanazawa’s Traditional Modern Porcelain Craft

When it comes to fine craftsmanship, there are plenty of things that Japan has to brag about. Kutani-yaki, Japanese style porcelain, is a prime example of Japanese artistic craft: the structure, detailed design and time that each and every craftsman takes to finish a piece is an astounding sight in itself. Even with the passing…