益子焼 Yoshizawa kiln leaf rice bowl

$24.00 USD

This is a leaf pattern small rice bowl made with casting. The color is "blue-gray". SInce it was made using white clay, it is a little brighter than the tatara-made blue-gray. Fine iron dots and blue dots can be seen throughout.

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  • Size: diameter w10.5cm H5.5cm
  • Made in Japan
  • Hand made

Care instruction

  • Microwave safe
  • Dishwasher safe


The pottery of Yoshizawa Kiln is all handmade, it it not recommended for those who prefer neatly arranged pottery. Even if they are made as the same thing, they are all different i size, shape and color.

You can see fine iron dots, blue dots, unevenness, and small holes in the handmade vessels. There are individual differences on the pattern of the edges. You can feel the unevenness, pooling, and flow of the glaze on some pieces. Some of the bottoms have swirly wavy lines.

About the casting method

In the design department, mold is made by pouring a liquid form of clay called "sho" into plastic molds. After a while, the clay will harden, so remove it from the mold. The casting method makes it possible to create shapes that are difficult to make with potter's wheel or tatara making, and it is also possible to put uneven patterns on the outside of the vessels.

*The photo shows the making of the "cloud bowl".

Casting is a manufacturing method that required craftsmanship. At our kiln, we have Mr. Takatoku, a casting craftsman with a career of about 20 years, to make it.

About the brand

One of the most hot and famous kilns in Japan nowadays. All products are hand made so the wait time is always long. The kiln has many hundreds of products. Welcomed by female buyers, the store of the kiln always has a long line whenever new products are released. 

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