Since we returned from Japan, we've become fascinated by and interested in Japanese style pottery. We tend to go for unusually shaped and handmade "one of the kind" designs. Recently, Rick's Uncle Carl generously sent us beautiful Bizen-yaki plates made by American man named John Ray. He studied and honed his pottery skills in Okayama, which is reknowned for Bizen-yaki.
We love the organic, earthy shape, texture, and feeling of the plate. We were told that it is a sushi plate, but why just limit its use to sushi when its design makes any food presented look and taste delicious. We've use them for serving appetizers or salads (no sushi as yet).
Check out John Ray's website to enjoy some of his beautiful work!