The Konoha plate is a glazed ceramic in the lineage of Mashiko-ware. The design is based on Universal Design and holds a U.S registered design patent. It was created while sculptor Yoshimitsu Morito was assisting the Handicapped Ceramic Cooperative in Central America through the Japan International Cooperation Agency. Later, the design was revised based on a concept of Universal Design at the Ceramic Technology Center in Mashiko, Japan. It was designed for the handicapped but turned out to be useful for all. By using local materials, the philosophy of traditional Japanese ceramics is incorporated into the work.
The Konoha plate is a design with a high reversed rim and a spout that enables the user to scoop food without spilling and pour food easily. It is microwave and dishwasher-safe.
Materials: Glazed Ceramic
S: 7in x 1.5in.
M: 8in x 2in.
L: 9.5in. x 2in.
It will take roughly about 1 month from order time to shipment since each plate is delicately handmade.
As each piece is handmade, the materials used (clay, glaze, firing) are the same, but each piece is slightly different.
About Yasumitsu Morito
Yasumitsu Morito's tableware focus on the ceramics that value and embody equality and barrier-free, designed for all. Born in the ceramic town of Mashiko, Japan, and continues evolving in NYC, his ceramics contribute to the established tradition and its historical elaboration.