The ceramics range featuring the animal characters designed by textile designers Kata Kata from Tokyo will now be available from Hands On Workshop, the online store selling craft kits, tools and accessories from Japan.
Kata Kata is the brand created by two textile designers Takeshi Matsunaga and Chie Takai, based in Tokyo. Their distinct animal characters – whales, orangutan, bears, bison, albatross and wolf – are formed from simple linework and a minimal colour palette screen printed onto fabrics using the traditional katazome technique. Their popularity has already led to a range of stationery – cards and letters.
Kurashiki Design Planning company makers of homewares with a quirky, fun aesthetic, worked with Kata Kata to create a ceramics range. The distinct animal characters are transformed into a series of small ceramic dishes maintaining their naïve, hand-drawn style.
Hands On Workshop is now stocking the Kata Kata range in it’s online store, which ships directly from Japan all around the world.
“We knew the Kata Kata animals were already popular as fabric and stationery – there is something really engaging about them. Now they are ceramic dishes, it means you can enjoy the novel designs as homewares for your desk or dining table.” said Nicole McCarthy, owner of Hands On Workshop.
“They make perfect gifts when you want something hand made which is quite individual and not easily found outside Japan.” Said McCarthy.
Source: Hands On Workshop