Palm sized wooden dish in octagonal form.
Made in Japan.
Carefully hand carved from single piece of wood by fine craftsmanship. Lovely whittling marks are visible and ornament the edge. Finished with 100 % plant based oil and food safe.
These dishes are very versatile - spice pinch on the table, jewellery rest on the bedside, stationery organiser on the desk.
Good looking as one piece, or as a collective.
Each item is unique with it's own character, slightly varying in size, form and colour.
Sold separately. Price is for one item only.
Material: Japanese cherry wood
Measurements: approx 11 cm diagonal length
Colour: Natural (ABC) or Stained with steel (D).
Finished with 100 % natural linseed oil or walnut oil
The Artist: Uda Masashi
wooden octagonal dish
About the Artist
Uda Masashi is a woodworker who crafts tableware and home items from locally and responsibly sourced wood. All his pieces are carefully hand carved and one of a kind.
The pieces Uda creates are relaxed, friendly and warm. Many are designed asymmetrically, warped or round-edged, embracing irregular organic form, and make people smile. Naturally these pieces connect with the user's feeling and produce an emotional tie.
Uda uses natural dye, including Japanese indigo, to stain wood and also combines with wax technique. his tableware are treated with pure plants oil and food safe. Japanese cherry, walnut, chestnut are the most used variety of wood.
Uda studied furniture design at polytechnic and worked as stage setter as well as furniture maker. Later he found his passion on rather smaller functional objects and set up his own studio, Monom.
Monom is tucked in a quiet mountain village in Chichibu in Japan, where many people travel to see the maker and buy new pieces.
Please wash this item by hand. Not dishwasher safe.
It is not recommendable to leave wooden item soaked in water. Let this item air dried completely after washing up with soapy water.
This item is treated with 100 % plant based oil, which could transfer when it is new.
Apply any oil when the wood starts to look like dry. For tableware, natural plant oil such as linseed, walnut or tung oil if available. Wipe off any excess oil after application.