Liquid glass finish
Hand turned from single piece of wood, hand dyed by the artist
Made in Japan
A great center piece, large and slightly edged with depth. Rimmed in approx 2.0 cm width.
The muted graphite grey comes from pomegranate dye which the artist managed to fix to the wooden surface. It changes its shade and depth at an angle, showing the unique qualities of the grain and curvature of the wood.
This item is finished with liquid glass inside and out, which not only makes it food safe and free from oil stains, but also that it will retain its botanical colour for many years and is maintenance free, water resistant and unlikely to decay.
Liquid glass is a relatively new nano-technology coating formula using exactly the same materials used in glass. ( Read more about liquid glass here)
Diameter 29.5 cm Height 4.0 cm
Material: maple wood (single piece)
Quantity: unique piece
Artist: Kitayama Eita
Sold separately. Price is for one item only
large wooden platter - pomegranate dye
Raised at the foot of deep mountains in western Japan, Kitayama Eita is a wood artist who crafts breathtakingly beautiful tableware.
After spending many years for architectural and building works, he has found his passion in wood turning. Although it was relatively new skill to him and mostly self-taught, he has quickly developed his distinctive style.
Drawing on vintage French tableware which Kitayama has been collecting for years, he carefully translates the energy and soul of natural wood into utility objects. Naturally his items often feature or are build around the characters of each piece of wood such as knobs, splits and spalted marks. This makes an interesting effect when mixed with the almost perfectly turned forms of the vessels.
It is important for him that his works are both functional and aesthetically special. Botanical dyes on the wood and a liquid glass finish were his answers to achieve this synthesis of style and purpose. Kitayama’s tableware pieces are all food safe, organic, and surprisingly maintenance free.
Kitayama has recently found a new home in the northeastern Japanese town of Miyagi, another location in the midst of mountains, where he can find local wood in a sustainable way.
Hand wash with washing up liquid and warm water. Wipe with cloth and dry completely before storing.
Handle with care. This item is not dishwasher safe. Not microwave safe.