In PingMag, Heather Lorusso describes and illustrates how handcrafted clay pottery occupies a special place for Japanese. Not just on shelves as collections on display but in people's homes, in cafes, restaurants for everyday use. She gives us some historical background on pottery Japan and offers a number of galleries, shops and producers worth visiting in and around Tokyo. I especially liked the part on Cafe Ocharaka where you can actually purchase the same pottery you just used in an adjacent shop.
The photo used here is of the teaset used by Heather.
To me handcrafted clay pottery shows a labour of love, patience and warmth.