Japanese ceramics and artisan made housewares

Masami Mizuno

Self taught metalware artist Mizuno Masami has been producing copper wares by hand since the age of twenty. He produces his pots and pans using the process of "raising" that allows the shaping of hollow forms from a flat sheet of metal by repeated hammering. The technique is slow and painstaking and the creation of one pot might require tens of thousand of hammer strokes to shape and fold the metal into its final finished form.