Salad bowls have no place on a Japanese table - after seeing Kajiwara san's slipware donburi, we thought the same style would make a great salad bowl. Both the rich brown iron glaze and the cloudy grey rice husk glaze look fantastic on this bowl. The shape really shows off the depth of colour and activity that Kajiwara san can achieve in his glazes. The tactile slipware ripples on the outside of the bowl then lift the bowl even further.
Kajiwara san grew up surrounded by pottery in Tōhō village and has taken up the challenge of how to re-invigorate traditional shapes and decoration. He experimented with different glazes and shapes until he settled on his signature white rice husk ash and brown ameyu glazes which he uses for practical tableware including the versatile Ōhitsu container. His glazes have a real depth of colour and texture which combined with simple shapes and decoration make his work really appealing.