Sandstone piece handmade by Motoko Saigo in Paris.
Motoko Saigo is a Japanese ceramist who lives and works in Paris. After studying design in Japan, Motoko moved to Paris where she trained in different pottery techniques with a Japanese ceramist. In her small workshop under the roof, the ceramist shapes utilitarian pieces on the wheel, mainly in stoneware and half-porcelain, which she then reworks by hand to thin the shape and optimize the curvature. Her lightest possible volumes highlight a great harmony and variety of colors, which she creates herself by manufacturing her enamels.
MATERIALS : A mixture of Chamotte “stone tone” sandstone and smooth white German sandstone
TECHNIQUE : the pieces are first made on a potter's wheel, then reworked by hand (the shape made asymmetrical)
COOKING : Electric
EMAIL : From personal research
COLOR : Shades of white, blue, and orange
DIMENSIONS : Ø approximately 15.7cm, height 6.2cm, width 14.6cm
USES AND MAINTENANCE:
Dishwasher: Yes, preferably hand wash
Food: Yes, but it is best to avoid foods that have pigments or are greasy as they could stain the enamel.