Laguiole En Aubrac knives have been manufactured in the mountainous southwest region of France since 1922. The incredible craftsmanship, remarkable sharpness of the blade and extraordinary quality of the materials used all contribute to the knives' legendary status and are considered unique cultural property of France.
Kumamoto Prefecture native Harada Maho started her self-named ceramics brand in 2001. Renowned for its distinctive and colorful designs, Harada carefully kneads pigments into her clay to create multi colored strips which she arranges in to geometric patterns for molding. Harada's original handcrafted method ensures no two pieces are exactly the same..
Mt. Washington Pottery was founded by former make-up artist and women’s magazine creative director Beth Katz. Crafted entirely by hand in her Los Angeles, California studio, Katz’ work draws influence from the wabi-sabi aesthetic of traditional Japanese ceramics and the modernism of Scandinavian design.
Founded in Oshu City, Iwate prefecture, OIGEN has been forging cast ironware since 1852. Preserving the traditional Nambu style of ironware for five generations, OIGEN purses both usability and beauty in crafting products for the modern kitchen.
Based in Odawara City, SONOBE is a woodworking factory specializing in premium wooden homeware. Each product takes several months to complete, from selecting and drying the wood through to hand finishing with traditional lacquer.
A graduate of the esteemed Royal College of Art in London where she earned a Masters Degree in Fashion and Textile Design, Tracy Wilkinson is founder and designer of TW Workshop in Mount Washington, Los Angeles, where she creates a collection of highly original handmade ceramics, one of a kind furniture and home accessories.
Hizuki was launched in 2003 by glass blower Miyo Oyabu. Renowned for its antique appearance and signature bubble design Oyabu produces each piece out of her one-person workshop in Okinawa. From tableware, drinking glasses to paperweights each Hizuki piece is truly one of a kind.
HIROY GLASS STUDIO is located in Bizen City, Okayama Prefecture, which is renowned for its ceramics. Working under the mantra “selecting glassware as you would select clothes”, HIROY GLASS STUDIO creates handblown glassware to complement every aspect of modern life.
Established in 1947 in Wajima City, Ishikawa prefecture, AIZAWA WOOD WORKS has been crafting its own original line of homeware products since 2013. The simple, refined designs showcase the natural beauty inherent in the wood being used.
Born in Kami-Amakusa, Kumamoto Prefecture. His work is characterized by its unique pop color and shape. After training at Maruo Yaki for 7 years from 1991, he opened his own studio “Yorokotei” in 2003.
Koishiwara, in Fukuoka Prefecture is one of Japan's famous ceramics producing regions. The area is renowned for its high quality clays and simple and warm designs. Oumeikamamoto is one of the one of the most well regarded producers of Koshiwara Ceramics and one of the finest exponents of 'Tobo-kanna', a local ceramic chiseling technique used to create patterns on pottery.
Based in Aso, Kumamoto prefecture, FUTOSHI YAMASHITA excavates materials from nearby Mount Aso, Japan’s largest active volcano. By using clay rich with volcanic ash and rock, Yamashita creations feature a distinctive rustic quality reflecting the powerful nature of his surroundings.
Mahito Kudo founded his ceramic studio in Ajigaura, Ibaraki prefecture over 30 years ago. Offering a broad range of refined, functional tableware for everyday use, his work is inspired by Nordic pottery encountered during childhood. Coupling Scandinavian influences with a Japanese approach, Kudo creates something familiar yet entirely new.
Known for his organic style that is both strong and gentle. Trained at Maruo Yaki for 9 years. After that, he trained under the Kochi ceramicist Teppei Ono, and in 2014 he opened “Moriyama pottery”.
Wanting to be immersed in nature, TOKURO TAKIMOTO set up his ceramics studio in rural Miyagi prefecture in 2011. With a focus on form and texture, Takimoto’s pieces are light and functional, and designed to fit seamlessly into the user’s daily life.
NAOKI KANAZAWA is a sixth generation ceramicist based in Amagusa City, Kumamoto Prefecture, and is renowned for his original use of color and flowing glaze.