ZEN + CLAY COLLECTION

A curated collection of architectural ceramics of Japan.
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NATURAL HUES. TRADITIONAL FORMS. HARMONIOUS TEXTURES. WABI-SABI SPACES.

“Wabi-Sabi is a beauty of things imperfect, impermanent and incomplete. It is a beauty of things modest and humble. It is a beauty of things unconventional.”

[Leonard Koren; Wabi-Sabi for Artists, Designers, Poets & Philosophers; 2008]

AUTHENTIC MATERIALS

The Zen + Clay collection captures an essence of the natural state of artisan ceramics in a range of visual and physical textures. Traditionally rich.  Materially authentic. Aesthetically complete.

TRANQUIL SPACES

Bring the nature elements inside by reimaging ceramic surfaces with earthen textures for your bath or kitchen spaces.  Envision creating a sacred space of calm and tranquility in you home.

TIMELESS DESIGNS

Create effortlessly serene spaces with this nature inspired collection of architectural tilework from Japan.  Transform your next project into an original, rustic and refreshing original of your own design.

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