The pattern on the plate edge is made using a traditional brush mark technique. The brush is dipped in white clay slip coating and lines are drawn around the edge to create a sculpted beauty that soothes the spirit. The color of the white clay slip coating results in a brilliant contrast to the base color of the sturdy tableware, which is made primarily from iron-rich red clay. The plate makes a handsome complement to any table.
Mr. Ogata crafts pieces that elicit the high quality of the clay. The clay slip coating captivates by expressing movement
that is impossible to produce by machine. Mr. Ogata’s brush marks appear natural and have a pure, elegant quality that accents any meal. (Tomoo Shoken )