Handcrafted in Japan
What sets Hasami Porcelain apart from over vessels is the sensation one gets when using these pieces. This organic feel serves to enhance the food and drink that they carry. Streamlined in appearance and free from decoration, each Hasami piece is stackable creating a beautiful harmony throughout the collection.
Hasami Porcelain sets itself apart from the mass-produced, factory-made porcelain tableware found in other porcelain-producing regions around the world. Porcelain made in the Hasami village is original in the organic nature of its production and the unique character of each finished product.
Specialization serves as a key factor in the overall production process. Each product is passed onto different craftsmen in various parts of the village to undergo a specific step of handwork until the product is completed. Each craftsman is skilled in their own specialized role, such as the mixing of soil and stone, the molding of the product, the glazing, and the maintenance of the kiln during the firing process. They each contribute in their own way to create a piece that is naturally different from all the rest.
With a consideration for usability, this collection is completely free stacking. Therefore users can mix and match pieces from the collection: a plate can sit in a bowl for storage and then be used as a plate itself when the time is right. It also serves well for storage efficiency in areas with limited space.
Each Hasami piece is handcrafted by skilled artisans, it is not mass-produced nor factory-made. Many craftspeople participate in the creation of each piece of Hasami from the mixing of soil and stone, the molding of the product, the glazing of each piece and the final kiln firing process. Therefore each piece is naturally different from all the rest: these natural blemishes or slight irregularities should not be misconstrued as flaws. This is what makes each handmade piece unique.