Komon Shinohara Deep Plate Kirikabu W
Craftsmen: Mr & Mrs Shinohara
Product Type: Deep Plate
Mr.&Mrs. Shinohara, from Kyoto, have created their own style from working in several different ceramic traditions and getting extensive training in Aritayaki, Setoyaki and Hasamiyakia . Kiseto, Hakeme and Kohiki are their main styles which they work in to create beautiful products that can be used everyday. Their main focus is to bring the many ceramic styles of Japan to daily life.
Kirikabu black and white: The surface of each piece is carefully patterned one by one using seashells.
After they moved to their current location in Kameoka Kyoto to start their own business, Ms.Shinohara participated in an archaeological excavation survey in the area.
During the excavation, Ms.Shinohara found a piece of pottery dating back to the Jomon period (BC10,000 - 1,300), this piece of pottery was decorated with a unique shell pattern to increase its strength.
Impressed by the wisdom and technique of over a thousand years ago, Ms.Shinohara decided to incorporate that technique into their work.
That is how the "Kirikabu" series was born by Shinohara.
Please note that Komon products vary, making each item unique. There may be some slight variations in size, finish, and texture from the photo presented here.