The difference between Pottery and Porcelain 磁器と陶器は何が違うの?!

Pottery is made by clay 陶器は土でできています!

Mashiko pottery
Mashiko pottery

Pottery is like ceramic, a very generic term.  It is usually refer to items made from common clays



It is often handmade by the artist, or craftsperson using their hands, molds, or a potter's wheel.



It is mostly fired at lower temperatures, sometimes as low as 800 degrees.



The image of Pottery

-WARM あたたかみのあるがある

-SOFT やわらかい


-THICK ぼってりとした


-COMMON TOUCH 親しみやすいやすい

-less likely hotter than porcelain 熱くなりにくい


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Porcelain is made by ceramic stone powder 磁器は、石をパウダー状にしたものでできています。


Porcelain is usually refer to items made from the highest quality ceramics. Ceramic stone powder  (ex.Kaolin) is used in the manufacture.


It's useally pure white and vitreous. It's translucence. You can see a shadow of your finger through it if you hold it up to the light. It gives a ringing sound when tapped. 



It is mostly fired at higher temperatures, 1250-1400 degrees.



The image of Porcelain

-COLD 冷たい・クール


-SHOWY 華やか

-THIN 薄い




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The importance of the touch of ceramic ware. 食器の手触りは心地いいですか!?

About Japanese pottery cups with no handle!! 持ち手のないコップは手触りが楽しいです!!

5 senses-The senses of touch and sight and smell and hearing of meal, is important. when we chose the dishes, I think the touch of pottery ware is very important. Even though the visual of ware is more important.



In Japan during the meal, we mainly hold up the tableware-the small bowl and dish. So pottery is also preferred because of warmness of the touch. (see.  The difference between Pottery and Porcelain) 



Especially in the tea time, We often use the pottery cup with no handlePottery is less likely hotter than porcelain. The cup has a natural curve and thickness. So Pottery cups are not too hot.



In winter we can enjoy good warmness of the tea. Also we can enjoy the touch of cray of cup. 

Plese enjoy Japanese pottery cups with no handle!!


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The difference between Pottery and Porcelain tea cup !!

I usually use Pottery tea cup at morning!!


Pottery tea cup is retaining hotness than Porcelain tea cup. If I can’t drink at pottery cup soon, I can keep tea hotter than to use Porcelain cup.


Pottery is made by clay and Porcelain (ex.Kaolin) is made by ceramic stone powder. Pottery includes air more than porcelain. Pottery has low thermal conductivity.


Pottery cup is less likely hotter than porcelain cup even if the tea is hot. It’s easy to drink.


Please try pottery  tea cup and soup cup !!



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Clay and Durableness  of pottery! 料理で素材が大切なように、器には土がとても大切!

The tea cup that use for morning tea for three year
The tea cup that use for morning tea for three year

I read “やきもの談義”-Having talk Masako Shirasu(collector of pottery, Essayist) with Kato Tokuro*. Kato Tokuro is the great Seto potter.(1898-1985) He was intangible cultural asset.



At this book Kato Tokuro said Clay was very important like the food is important for cooking. 



Also Kato Tokuro said it difficult to make durable pottery by clay in south Europe for him. It causes by type of clay in south Europe.



Many Japanese pottery is durable. Even if I use the tableware washing machine.

Please try Japanese potterys that have warmness of the touch because it made by clay !

(See The difference between Pottery and Porcelain)



*Kato Tokuro was born in Seto city in Aichi prefecture. Seto city is an ancient potting spot that is one of old Kilns of Japan. He studied the Momoyama-era (1568-1603) Mino ware (includes Shino, Black Seto, Yellow Seto, and Oribe wares) especially about glazes and firing.

Treasures of Asian and Japanese Ceramics in Idemitsu Museum of arts!

I went an exibition- Treasures of Asian and Japanese Ceramics* in Idemitsu Museum** of arts.


Please see the picture. At this picture, the  left side is Asian(China and Korea) Ceramics and right side is Japanese ones.


I felt both Asian(China and Korea) and Japanese ceramics are very and beautiful. Many of China and Korea ceramics are very elegant.


But I felt some tendency for Japanese works. It is beautiful that many of Japanese Ceramics and potterys have white space or blank space. (see


Also Many of Japanese works are pottery (Many of China and Korea works are Ceramics ). Many of Japanese works is likely soft and mild, because they are pottery. 

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