Meet the Artisan
The Kasen family has been hand-crafting their pottery with earth from the hills of Seto, Japan for more than four centuries. Hiroshoge Kato Kasen is a 12th generation master potter.Seto City, home to Kasen, is one of the few places in Japan where the clay of the earth is so pure it can be used directly without purification.
These hills are a treasure trove for the ingredients in the natural glaze they use. Today, the city is the centre of Japan’s ceramic production, operating more than 60 traditional kilns. With the ancestral knowledge dating back 400 years, Hiroshoge Kato has truly created a plate for the modern lifestyle.