This is a large platter with a masculine, rough-hewn clay surface.
Iron contained in the clay rises to the surface giving the impression of a quail egg. The earthen, matte finish references Karatsu’s sandy, rough soil. Enjoy the mineral rich warmth of its appearance at the table.
It is often said that fluted dishes reflect the maker’s personality. Rather than focus on precision I prefer to let the rhythm and energy of the moment dictate the outcome.
Hanako makes each piece by hand, one by one. Slight variations in size, shape, color, and surface are inherent to the process. We hope you will embrace these small differences as characteristics that give each piece individuality and character, making them all the more lovable.