The philosophy of Kurashi Japanese Crafts is reflected from the introduction of the one-of-a-kind pieces and glazing style. You can hardly find another piece that looks exactly the same. Uniqueness is the precious value of handcrafted ceramics.
Hi! My name is Natalie. I am based in Melbourne in Australia. I started my passion about Japanese crafts when I visited Japan 10 years ago. Since then, travelling to Japan every year has turned to be an annual ritual. I love to explore Japanese zakka (aka life goods) stores and galleries during my stay in Japan. Bringing back pieces of handcrafted ceramics has become a routine. With the love of cooking at home, beautifully handcrafted life goods from Japan are the must-have items in my pantry cabinets and shelves. And so, I have gradually become an amateur Japanese ceramic collector.
Running this website was motivated by attending a private pottery lesson held by Soryu-gama in Kyoto 2 years ago. It was such an enjoyable time to chat with the potters Mr & Mrs Wakunami and listen to the sharing about their pottery skills and the development of their unique styles. Their expertise and passion impressed me substantially. After that, I have implanted a dream in my heart about opening a gallery and holding exhibitions for Japanese craftsmen in Melbourne. And, here is the start of my journey.