Karatsu ware expresses its charm of simplicity, warmth, and strength with its coarse, rough texture called “suname” and austere colors.
Harugama aims to create ceramics that complement dishes while utilizing such traditions and incorporating new colors.
I took a ceramics class in college.
I was so moved by the experience of eating with ceramics that I had made myself that I wanted to become more skillful and create ceramics that would please many people.
Having experienced Hagiyaki and Arita-yaki, two completely opposite types of pottery, we wanted to create an original kiln that would take advantage of both.
Karatsu-yaki, which is handmade and has various decorative techniques and is also known as “beauty of use” (pottery that is completed when served with food), provided us with the perfect environment and unlimited possibilities.
We have exhibited and sold our products at department stores and pottery events throughout Japan.We cherish the insights we gain from visiting these events, such as the fact that tastes differ from region to region, and the way shapes and patterns are painted, which is inspired by conversations with customers.
The new technique called “Yuribeni,” which can take advantage of the warmth of Karatsu ware, has allowed us to expand the range of our designs with more plants featuring red flowers and berries. ”Yuribeni” is a technique that uses copper-based pigments to produce a light crimson color when fired.
Inheriting the traditional techniques of Karatsu-yaki porcelain and drawing on the experience gained from Hagiyaki and Arita-yaki porcelain, we produce ceramic tableware that combines the warmth of handmade, hand-painted ceramics with practicality and durability.
We strive to create pottery tableware that is easy to use, has a shape that is easy to hold, and is designed to show off the food, to make eating enjoyable and enriching.
|2006年||慶応義塾大学 文学部 美学美術史学専攻卒|
To convey kindness through handmade ceramics that incorporate the warmth of clay with the delicacy of porcelain.
We aim to create ceramics that provide peace of mind and satisfaction to all generations.
We listen directly to our customers and try to create ceramics that solve their concerns and problems, and ceramics that help make their dining room a comfortable place to be.