Oumei Kamamoto

Another small family run kiln, Oumei Kamamoto is in the hills of Fukuoka prefecture. They make Koishiwara style pottery with its characteristic chiselled Tobikanna decoration, hakeme brushstrokes and splashes of yellow and turquoise.

It is a typical conundrum that our Makers face: stay traditional and risk being seen as old-fashioned or take a chance and try and follow fashion, which may only work in the short term. Oumei ride this balance like everyone else, and they have developed a new chalkier glaze for their tableware but at the cost of their old style glazes. We still try and encourage them to keep the old knowledge alive and we will see if we can't resurrect their Takatori style glaze in a year or two!

Hand thrown Japanese Pottery from the Oumei kiln
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Yunomi Mug and Saucer Handmade in Japan - Top
Yunomi Mug
Uchikake Fruit Bowl Handmade in Japan - Straight
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Hakuyu dessert plate - straight
Mentori Saucer Handmade in Japan - Side
Mentori Saucer
Hakuyu Saucer and Cup Handmade in Japan - Side
Hakuyu Saucer
Hyotan Vase Handmade in Japan - Side
Hyotan Vase
Hakuyu Cereal Bowl Handmade in Japan - Side
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Ameyu Fruit Bowl Handmade in Japan - Straight
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Hakuyu side plate - straight
Hakuyu dinner plate - side