A small versatile plate or dish. We have used them for desserts and also for holding keys and change. The clay is hand-dug and the grey-white oak-ash glaze is hand-made by Naganuma san and each piece is different.
Naganuma san is a force of nature. He has the energy to have a
wood-fired noborigama and anagama - and he fires them regularly by
himself. This is a huge amount of work for one person by itself. He also finds and digs his own clay, makes his own glazes and grows his own rice. No wonder he describes himself as "made of fire and earth". Despite all his skill and technical ability, he still refuses to consider himself an artist - just a potter.