益子焼 Yoshizawa kiln swan small plate

$22.00 USD

A small plate with a "swan" motif, When designing this swan as a vessel shape, the "neck" part was the bottleneck. The elongated neck, which can be said to be a characteristic of the swan, was realized by integrating it with the body. A ballet-inspired pattern is on the torso. The color is "white" without gloss. The beak is individually hand-painted with gold.

It's a wonderful dish that can be used as a sweets plate or a small serving plate. In addition, fine iron spots can be seen througout, and there are parts where the glaze is uneven. 


  • Size: 16.5 x 11 x 1.5cm
  • Made in Japan
  • Hand made

Care instruction

  • Microwave safe
  • Dishwasher is not recommended


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.

The appearance of the baked color and pattern is different for each customer. There are many fine iron, spots, glaze deposits all over, and crystallized white spots of glaze. In addition, the crack pattern "crashing" between the glaze and the substrate can be seen throughout.

<about clay making>

The gypsum mold made by the design department is floated in a liquid potter's clay called "dorosho". After a while, take it out, let it dry naturally, and remove it from the mold when the slurry has hardened.

You can put fine patterns on the inside of the pottery taht you made with mod sauce. The size and shape of the plates differ slightly from one customer to another.

*The photo shows the process of making a "flower encyclopedia of western plates".

*The vessel in the photo is the "Swan Mamebachi".

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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