Polka-dot Donabe

by Mariko Ijuin

Region in Japan: Ijuin - Chiagaski Prefecture

Unique Features: Handmade with love and personality, Mariko Ijuin has been dedicated to the craft of donabe making for the past 40 years.

Care Instructions: Season your donabe prior to use by filling your donabe with starchy rice water, bring to a boil, let simmer for 15 minutes, let your donabe cool completely, dispose of rice water, rinse and let your donabe dry for 24 hours before storing or use. Never let your donabe soak or remain wet for an extended period of time.

Polka-dot Donabe

by Mariko Ijuin

Region in Japan: Ijuin - Chiagaski Prefecture

Unique Features: Handmade with love and personality, Mariko Ijuin has been dedicated to the craft of donabe making for the past 40 years.

Care Instructions: Season your donabe prior to use by filling your donabe with starchy rice water, bring to a boil, let simmer for 15 minutes, let your donabe cool completely, dispose of rice water, rinse and let your donabe dry for 24 hours before storing or use. Never let your donabe soak or remain wet for an extended period of time.

  • Country Of Origin
    JAPAN
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Polka-dot Donabe

260 USD
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About Mariko Ijuin

Mariko Ijuuin’s art has a serious voltage.  From Kanagawa, Japan, Ijuuin has practiced the art of ceramics for over 40 years, utilizing white and platinum glazes. She’s exhibited extensively throughout Japan, taking her original education in architecture as a thread of inspiration to her practice. As builders ourselves, we can see the correlation. “Ceramics are like a performance stage for cooking and food,” says Ijuuin, “they are objects that receive the earth, and that celebrate life." Ijuuin believes we receive energy from the objects we use every day. Ijuuin crafts her ceramic works without tools, seeking to channel her energy to its future owner through the use of her fingertips – an arduous, thoughtful approach.

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