Mishima Japanese Ceramics

Crafts

Most styles of Japanes pottery are named solely after the city or area that they are made. However, Mishima is named after the slip-inlay that is used to create it, as well as the Japanese Island of Mishima where the original pottery was transported to from Korea. The Mishima style dates back to Korea's Koryo Period (935-1392).

Mishima pottery is created by inlaying a slip of contrasting colour into lines incised in leather-hard clay as a method of drawing.