Tamba Tray

A Tamba tray designed especially for burning Hibi incense matches. Two generations of family make Tamba pottery. The clay is collected and refined by using Yotsuji clay from Sanda, Hyogo and Benten black clay from Sasayamaguchi Station area, and the unique glaze and texture occurs when pine wood is used as fuel during firing in a climbing kiln for approximately 60 hours at a temperature of 1300°C. The wood turns to ash and is then sprinkled on the piece, causing a chemical reaction that melts with the clay components and glaze.

Japanese porcelain.
3" diameter.