Albata Tea Spoon
A charming little spoon for stirring your tea or coffee. Hand-hammered from brass and albata, this little treasure ages gracefully into a rich patina with wear.
About Miho Nishikawa
Miho Nishikawa is an award-winning metalworks artist who works with silver, brass and albata to create beautifully detailed but rustic accessories. Nishikawa is trained and currently works in Kanazawa, which is an UNESCO-appointed city of Crafts and Folk Art in Japan for its tradition of metalwork artistry.
Materials: albata, brass
Dimensions: Length: 5¼" Diameter: ¾"
Care: Polish with an acidic substance.
Iwachu Cast Iron Pan
Ideal for everything from frying on a stovetop to baking in the oven, a high-quality cast-iron pan is an essential investment for every kitchen. This style is skillfully forged from robust Japanese iron that distributes heat evenly along its surface. With just a little oil, its naturally nonstick surface can sear a steak or bake a cobbler with equal ease. Versatile and practically indestructible, this classic skillet is an indispensable cooking companion for life.
A master maker of tetsubin iron teapots since 1902, Iwachu is widely recognized as one of the best cast-iron craftsmen in the world. The artistry of each piece is rooted in its traditional Japanese craftsmanship: led by generations of ironsmiths, their workshop produces beautiful, long-lasting ironware with a human touch.
Materials: Cast Iron
Dimensions: Small: Length: 14.4" (with handle), Diameter: 8.5" Height: 1.5" Large: Length: 16" (with handle), Diameter: 9.5", Height: 1.5"
Care: Scrub lightly with warm water. For stubborn food remnants, use a touch of dish soap and a nylon scouring pad. Always thoroughly dry pan after each use, apply a light layer of vegetable oil with a towel, and store. Do not put pan in the dishwasher or soak in water. Dry immediately after use to prevent rust.
Oroshigane Copper Grater
The Oroshigane copper grater is perfect for grating ginger, wasabi and garlic. Push vegetables into it with a circular motion to create a very fine paste. Each copper grater is plated with pewter and then cut into its traditional shape. The teeth are then cut and raised by hand.
Materials: copper, pewter
Dimensions: Height: 4" Length: 2¾"
Care: Handwash only
Tarala Ceramic Sauce Dish
An artful add-on to your dinner table, this small sauce dish is perfect for holding soy sauce or condiments. They are glazed with a smooth texture in cool tones, but because of their handmade makeup, their shades may vary.
Banko Yaki Ceramics
Based in the Mie Prefecture, the art of Banko Yaki is a traditional ceramic technique that is entrenched with Japanese culture. Dating back to the 18th century, Banko Yaki ceramics offer unique heat resistance and a beautiful but practical composition in muted, earthy colors. These pieces continue to honor an ancient art in a modern world by reshaping the past to fit the needs of the future.
Materials: Clay, Petalite
Dimensions: Height: 1½” Diameter: 4”
Care: Hand-wash and dry thoroughly after use. Not oven, stove-top, microwave, or dishwasher safe.
In carpentry terms, a chamfer is a symmetrical sloping surface at an edge or corner. Keiichi Tanaka’s ceramic tableware series plays upon that concept, creating geometric plates that frame your next culinary delight against a luminous blue background. Pairs nicely with the Chamfer Cup and Chamfer Bowl.
Please note: because of the handmade nature of Keiichi Tanaka pieces, some pieces may experience slight variations in glaze and colors. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
About Keiichi Tanaka
Keiichi Tanaka’s work spans from a lifelong fascination with the beauty of functional objects. Inspired by the visual poetry of agricultural tools and instruments, Tanaka creates softly textured glazes and unexpected shapes for otherwise common-use objects. His rustic, contemporary pieces clash with archaic shapes to invoke an atmosphere of "time accumulation": hazy, textured objects that could be remnants of a long-ago past or a not-so-distant future. He has exhibited widely throughout Japan and Europe and currently lives in Saitama, Japan.
Dimensions: Height: 3/4" Diameter: 6"
Care: Hand-wash only.