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中里 花子 (Hanako NAKAZATO)

Location of Pottery or Atelier / Activity base :
Karatsu city, Saga / ME U.S.A.

The plates displayed at the shop are neither so thin nor so thick and they have right weight. And its pattern of plum is elegant. Its size is about 15 centimeters. Usually this size is good as a serving plate, however, it is also useful for desserts. You can enjoy its many uses.


A 14th generation potter from Japan, Hanako moved to the US at the age of 16 to pursue her education. Both her technique and philosophy as a studio potter are rooted in the ceramic traditions of Karatsu, Japan. But her shapes and surfaces are influenced by years spent living in the West. She specializes in functional tableware that fits in a variety of settings from minimal and modern to traditional and rustic. She has shown her work extensively in Japan and the US since 2000 and currently divides her time between studios in Japan and the US.


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