Onta Vase - Eco-friendly Pottery
Traditional vase with "Onta" written across the front in Japanese kanji. A splash of green glaze sets off the traditional cream pattern. Microwave and dishwasher safe, although like all handmade items would prefer the care of hand-washing.
Off the Beaten Path - Many Japanese people don’t even know about Onta. Ten potter families live in the tiny, mountainous town of Onta, and techniques are passed from one generation to the next. Because potters hand-make each piece, Onta pottery is produced in limited editions. Those in the know quickly snatch new collections, which means relatively few pieces make it out of the mountains.
Good For Potters & the Earth - Unlike many modern potters, potters in Onta use only kick wheels and wood-burning kilns. In fact, they've taken the non-electric model one step further by continuing to use traditional hydroelectric power from a local stream to pound the clay. A step beyond simple "eco-friendly" measures.
Timeless Style - Forget buying trendy mass-produced pottery pieces year after year. The classic cream glaze on traditional Onta-yaki (Onta pottery) never goes out of style. Onta pieces match brown, black, white, and all colored dishes, integrating seamlessly into your existing pottery collection.