From Hasami Porcelain, a stackable clay porcelain milk pitcher in natural with spout, raw finish, or black with spout, rough finish, flat bottom structure.
Formed from porcelain made from natural Amakusa pottery stones and mixed with potter's clay, the appeal of Hasami Porcelain lies in its tactile feel on your lips and in your hands. Compared to earthenware, this sugar pot has a pulled-together, leanness to it; and it has a pleasant, gently organic texture than ordinary porcelain. Completely unadorned, its pure, clean lines echo the foundation of Japan's traditional shapes and forms. Its relevant contours are derived from the inevitability of function and its production process. Following a standardized module, the mugs, bowls, and trays of this collection were designed to have uniform diameters for easy stacking, streamlined storage and transport. In addition, the pieces are versatile – the tray can turn into the bowl's lid or a plate; they can be used indoors or outdoors, on their own or as a set, in a variety of situations.
Hasami Porcelain is made of a mixture of porcelain substance and clay, at a specific ratio. Samples made precedently in Hasami were recreated, and a glaze was developed to bring out the natural material.
The size of Hasami Porcelain products are based on a fixed module. Mugs, bowls, trays… all share the same diameter so they can be stacked freely, stored and transported easily. They are also multi-functional. For example, a tray can also be used as a lid.
The inspiration behind the stacking mechanism, and the functionality of nesting, come from tiered boxes - traditional lacquer ware - used in Japanese cuisine. Hasami Porcelain, like tiered boxes, can be used in various scenes - indoors and outdoors, individually and as a set.
Hasami, Nagasaki is one of the foremost pottery districts in Japan. Porcelain was first made in the area almost 400 years ago, during the Edo Period, and was not only distributed all over Japan but also exported to Europe through the port of Nagasaki. The establishment of a mass production system at an early stage ensured reliability in quality and price, and its rich tradition kept alive. HASAMI PORCELAIN was born under the direction of Takuhiro Shinomoto whose innovative concept integrates tradition and modernity in tableware.