Ceramic Bowl SM
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8cm w x 6cm h
Made in Japan
Inspired by the idea of 'serve your cuisine on a stone or iron', the designers discovered the iron-rich clay of Yokkaichi city, Japan, called Sekki-ware.
When fired at high temperature, this Sekki-ware hardens and does not absorb any moisture. It is 'hardware', a very hard type of stoneware. This clay is normally used in Japan for making teapots.
When the raw red clay unglazed is fired at high temperature it turns grey, with a black glaze applied it resemberls ironware, and with a white glaze is becomes a pleasing greyish colour. When all three are used at the table together there is a very effectively balanced colour combination.
The collection was refined to the shapes and sizes most convenient for everyday use.
L - simple smooth large plate perfect for serving or large dinner plate
M - rimmed plate with a high base section which can be stacked easily and picked up and transported with ease
S + SS - easily stackable small size plates perfect for individual serves and soy sauce
S + M size - very versatile, perfect for light meals and snacks, condiments, ladle holders
L size - a handy size for side dishes, salad, soup and cafe au lait
SM size - has a high base section, these make perfect teacups and soba choko (for serving soba noodle dipping sauce), coffee and small soup. And for an unusual way to serve beer - the unglazed gray type produces a particularly creamy foam on a beer for a smoother and better taste, according to the designers!
White - white glaze on the red clay earth
Black - black glaze in the red clay earth. While you may find fingerprints on the black glazeware to strat with, within a month the ware will take on an interesting and refined look
Gray - Unglazed red clay that turns grey at high temperature. A natural look. It is slightly more prone to taking stain from food as it is unglazed, however can be easily cleaned using a scrubbing brush (avoid steel abrasive scrubbers though as they may damage or mark ceramics)
Oven safe, but avoid direct heat or flame from stovetop.
Avoid any sudden change of temperature (eg from fridge to oven, or hot to cold) as this will damage and may cause cracking.
Use natural mild detergent to wash, avoid metal abrasive scrubbing brushes and cleasners as these may damage the surface of ceramic and glaze.