The tableware of ONE KILN is made by Yusuke Kido at his small studio workshop in the suburbs of Kagoshima City. His pottery is not the traditional Satsuma-ware of the region, as he is willing to take advantage of mass production tools such as plaster moulds and an electric kiln. Nevertheless, each piece retains a striking individuality.
Mr. Kido’s signature lies in his glazes, in which different minerals and ash from nearby Sakurajima volcano are mixed to create unique colours and textures. For CRAFTED FOR LEXUS, he produced coffee cups and coffee drippers that employ the same kind of outer glaze, while the inside of the cups features a special colour. The colours change when fired, producing unique ‘one of a kind’ results.