Born and raised in Hokkaido, the northernmost region of Japan. Yu Uchida is a highly skilled furniture maker trained in Japanese cabinetmaking. He makes furniture, but also wooden plates and trays.
After furthering his knowledge and skills in woodworking at the Forest Takumi School, he now has a workshop in Mikasa City, Hokkaido, where he works diligently on creating his works.
His Japanese maple works have a unique texture and are silky to the touch.
Stained with iron acetate or khaki dye, maple wood's veins stand out. Its staining technique brings out the patterns in the wood. Each piece is individually manufactured by turning. It is stained and polished several times to highlight the expression of the wood. The varnish applied to the wood allows the use of fatty foods and sauces.
MATERIALS : Japanese maple
COLOR : Tinted with iron acetate, then polished and varnished
DIMENSIONS : Ø 21cm, height 3.5cm approx.
USES AND MAINTENANCE:
After use, hand wash with a sponge and mild detergent, as you would any other dishware.
NOTE: Like any handcrafted product, these pieces may have slight variations in shape, color and thickness. Do not use acidic foods (lemon, tomatoes, pineapple, kiwi...) this can eat away the varnish.