Wabi-Sabi is the Japanese art of finding beauty in imperfection, profundity in earthiness; it is concerned with the revering of authenticity above all else. It speaks of the beauty found in minimally processed, natural elements.
In a world full of social constructs, imposed ideals, cultural & religious expectations, & impossibly sterile standards of beauty & behaviour, imperfection can be hard to accept let alone appreciate. These plates are designed to ignore all pre-defined ideas of the expected; they are uneven yet uniform, balanced yet asymmetrical, both black & white & shades of grey, imperfect yet perfect. They are Wabi-Sabi.
Each plate is hand formed from Australian Clays.
All Made of Australia unglazed “naked” ceramics are handcrafted from Australian clays & saggar fired with their signature process; utilising foraged native Australian organic materials & waste from indigenous flora & fauna to create unique & unrepeatable surface finishes that speak of the Australian earth. Literally, Pieces OF Australia.
These vessels have been coated with a water-based quartz sealer (otherwise known as silicon dioxide or SiO2) that inhibits the growth of mould, algae & scale, repels water & other liquids, & minimises the staining caused by fats, acids & alkalis. This revolutionary sealer creates an invisible barrier between the ceramic surface & the food upon it, is thermal shock resistant & so is commercial dishwasher, microwave & oven safe up to 450°C. There is no need for harsh commercial detergents when cleaning, in fact reducing contact with solvents, abrasives & chemicals will prolong the life of the coating. It is highly scratch resistant & has been tested for food safety compliance to German food safety standards. These unglazed vessels are the first of their kind, the only unglazed food-safe ceramic ware on the market.
Please note that the shape markings of these pieces are all completely unique, and therefore the piece you receive may differ from these photos. Please contact us if you would like us to send you photos of the specific pieces we have available.