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Atelier Tete

Our aspiration always is to “create a time and opportunities so that you can enjoy the full characteristics and nuances of each product.” It has given birth to our new brand “tete”.
Hand – the word that has been at the heart of our creating new brand concept.

“…something we can enjoy traces of handwork in…”
“…something that we are led to handle naturally…”

Our wish today is to produce unique and fascinating tableware that can be used casually and in everyday life as the name “atelier tete” implies (“te” translates to “hand” in Japanese).
Our goal tomorrow is to continue creating the product of the best quality made by expert craftsmanship and using techniques that have been cultivated in Japan over a long period of time.


Uniqueness of each piece

Each piece of tete is produced by handwork, therefore slight differences may occur.

Kan-nyu

The crackled pattern on the glazed surface is called Kan-nyu (glazing), which is a special technique used in  pottery, it is not the crack in the ceramic.

Crackle-ware is susceptible to mould and staining when sauce or oil gets into the cracks. Immerse the crackle-ware in water before use to let it fully absorb water to prevent mould from growing.

Care for Long-Use

Dune ceramic 

Before using for the first time, mix 2 tablespoons of flour with some water and bring it to a boil in a pot. Put a product and boil it for about 10 minutes, leave to cool, then wash it clean. This treatment is effective to prevent stains from getting on it.

Every time before using, recommend to sink a product into water for a while, and let it absorb water well. This is also effective to prevent stains.

After using, immediately wash and dry well, then store it in a dry place. Although the surface on a product is  dry, it may still be wet inside, and this can cause stains.

Sudden temperature changes may break or shatter the product.
Use soft sponge for washing and refrain from using cleanser and metallic scrubbing.
Microwave and dishwasher safe.
When using dishwasher or dryer, refrain from putting products near the diffuser of steam or heated wind.

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