Patterned Bowl by Toshin-gama
The work of Toshin-gama is a modern representation of the Tsuboya style. Tsuboya once was the centre of ceramic production in Naha, the Okinawan capital. As the city grew, it became harder to operate wood burning kilns. But it remains the cultural home of Okinawan ceramics, and was the place where Masakazu Soma, the lead potter of Toshin-gama, was trained. He now produces works from a base in Yomitan, and is true to the natural and pattern design motifs of Tsuboya ware.
18cm in diameter and 8.5cm high, these hand patterned bowls are suitable perhaps for ramen or salads. They weigh around 650g.