Masanobu Ando

Masanobu Ando

Embracing imperfection

Masanobu Ando started his career creating contemporary art and studying Buddhism. Following this period, he channeled his influence derived from Zen culture into his works and began creating functional objects for daily life. In 1988, he remodeled an original Japanese ceremonial teahouse in his hometown of Tajimi into a gallery called Galerie Momogusa. His works are predominantly slab-built, using sheets of clay that are molded together to form a variety of shapes – a technique called tatara that the artisan naturally embraced as it enabled expression of his underlying concept of Zen culture, which is centered on the acceptance of transience and imperfection.
Blossom Bowl
Blossom Bowl

Blossom Bowl

Masanobu Ando

I am a Blossom Bowl. When you look at this little buttercup, you just can't help but feel cheered up.  

$90
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Footed Holland Flower Bowl
Footed Holland Flower Bowl

Footed Holland Flower Bowl

Masanobu Ando

I am a Footed Holland Flower Bowl. You better not be shy if you're resting on my base. I have no place for wallflowers here.  

$150
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Gold Chawan III (OUT OF STOCK)
Gold Chawan III (OUT OF STOCK)

Gold Chawan III (OUT OF STOCK)

I am Gold Chawan III. I might shine and glitter, but I really enjoy simpler pleasures. A good cup of tea is my version of a pot of gold.  

$2,400
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Box of Air - Small Pewter (OUT OF STOCK)
Box of Air - Small Pewter (OUT OF STOCK)

Box of Air - Small Pewter (OUT OF STOCK)

Masanobu Ando

I am a Small Pewter Box of Air. The best advice I have received is to not keep everything boxed in. I feel much better when I air things out.  

$140
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Gold Bar Tray (OUT OF STOCK)
Gold Bar Tray (OUT OF STOCK)

Gold Bar Tray (OUT OF STOCK)

Masanobu Ando

I am a Gold Bar Tray. Although I'm made of ceramic, don't think of me as a fool. My beauty is worth its weight in gold.  

$400
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Box of Air - Small White (OUT OF STOCK)
Box of Air - Small White (OUT OF STOCK)

Box of Air - Small White (OUT OF STOCK)

Masanobu Ando

I am a Small White Box of Air. Although it seems that I'd lose everything that I hold, when you look at me closer, you'll realize I'm actually not as airheaded as I seem.  

$290
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Flat Colander (OUT OF STOCK)
Flat Colander (OUT OF STOCK)

Flat Colander (OUT OF STOCK)

Masanobu Ando

I am a Flat Colander. Three little feet hold me high so I can expertly do my job to keep your fruit dry.   

$260
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Bowl with Handles
Bowl with Handles

Bowl with Handles

Masanobu Ando

I am a Bowl with Handles. You better keep tabs on me, I'm about to bowl over.  

$85
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White Mini Pitcher
White Mini Pitcher

White Mini Pitcher

Masanobu Ando

I am a White Mini Pitcher. When it comes to good aim, concentration is my secret to pitching.  

$42
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Silver Petal Bowl
Silver Petal Bowl

Silver Petal Bowl

Masanobu Ando

I am a Silver Petal Bowl. Don't wait around for April showers to bring May flowers. I always bring the best of spring and look as fresh as a daisy.  

$280
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Slotted Dish
Slotted Dish

Slotted Dish

Masanobu Ando

I am Slotted Dish. At first you may strain to see me underneath all these things I juggle, but I'll always slot some space for you.  

$88
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Round White Plate - Small
Round White Plate - Small

Round White Plate - Small

Masanobu Ando

I am a Small Round White Plate. Wide rim for the win!  

$95
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Round White Plate - Large
Round White Plate - Large

Round White Plate - Large

Masanobu Ando

I am Large White Plate. No meal need be so plain. You can frame a meal like you can frame a moment.  

$195
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Gold Chawan II (OUT OF STOCK)
Gold Chawan II (OUT OF STOCK)

Gold Chawan II (OUT OF STOCK)

Masanobu Ando

I am Gold Chawan II. I believe that a warm cup of tea is worth its weight in gold.  

$2,300
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Silver Daisy Dish (OUT OF STOCK)
Silver Daisy Dish (OUT OF STOCK)

Silver Daisy Dish (OUT OF STOCK)

Masanobu Ando

I am a Silver Daisy Dish. He loves me, he loves me not... Actually I’m too amazing to care, and frankly, I have no more silver petals to spare.  

$95
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Silver Tower
Silver Tower

Silver Tower

Masanobu Ando

I am a Silver Tower. I'll be your pillar - no, your tower - of strength.  

$420
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White Tower (OUT OF STOCK)
White Tower (OUT OF STOCK)

White Tower (OUT OF STOCK)

Masanobu Ando

I am a White Tower. Not to be confused with Ivory Tower - a very distant relation, on my father's side, twice removed.  

$310
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Silver Blue Lined Teacup and Saucer (OUT OF STOCK)
Silver Blue Lined Teacup and Saucer (OUT OF STOCK)

Silver Blue Lined Teacup and Saucer (OUT OF STOCK)

Masanobu Ando

I am a Silver Blue Lined Teacup and Saucer. They say look for the silver lining, but I look for the blue lining.  

$240
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Air of Box (OUT OF STOCK)
Air of Box (OUT OF STOCK)

Air of Box (OUT OF STOCK)

Masanobu Ando for Nalata Nalata

I am an Air of Box. I have a certain air of mystery due to my stony features.  

$1,100
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Box of Air (OUT OF STOCK)
Box of Air (OUT OF STOCK)

Box of Air (OUT OF STOCK)

Masanobu Ando

I am a Box of Air. If you think outside the box, you can pull ideas straight out of thin air.   

$920
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Chawan Void Sculpture (OUT OF STOCK)
Chawan Void Sculpture (OUT OF STOCK)

Chawan Void Sculpture (OUT OF STOCK)

Masanobu Ando

I am a Chawan Void Sculpture. Obi-chawan-kenobi, may the force be with you.  

$1,850
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White Twist Vase
White Twist Vase

White Twist Vase

Masanobu Ando

I am a White Twist Vase. Come on and twist a little closer now.  

$560
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Silver Vessel (OUT OF STOCK)
Silver Vessel (OUT OF STOCK)

Silver Vessel (OUT OF STOCK)

Masanobu Ando

I am a Silver Vessel. Within my handmade sides your objects nestle.  

$280
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White Hanging Sculpture Vase (OUT OF STOCK)
White Hanging Sculpture Vase (OUT OF STOCK)

White Hanging Sculpture Vase (OUT OF STOCK)

Masanobu Ando

I am a White Hanging Sculpture Vase. Live your life at your own pace, for in stillness there is space.  

$750
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Silver Sculpture Vase - Small (OUT OF STOCK)
Silver Sculpture Vase - Small (OUT OF STOCK)

Silver Sculpture Vase - Small (OUT OF STOCK)

Masanobu Ando

I am a Small Silver Sculpture Vase. A silver sliver is what I deliver.  

$410
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Calligraphy Brush Stand - White (OUT OF STOCK)
Calligraphy Brush Stand - White (OUT OF STOCK)

Calligraphy Brush Stand - White (OUT OF STOCK)

Masanobu Ando

I am a White Calligraphy Brush Stand. The pen is mightier than the sword, but the calligraphy brush deserves the real reward.  

$110
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Calligraphy Brush Stand - Pewter (OUT OF STOCK)
Calligraphy Brush Stand - Pewter (OUT OF STOCK)

Calligraphy Brush Stand - Pewter (OUT OF STOCK)

Masanobu Ando

I am a Pewter Calligraphy Brush Stand. Enough of typing on the com-pewter! There's nothing like real ink and paper.  

$170
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Calligraphy Brush Stand - Silver (OUT OF STOCK)
Calligraphy Brush Stand - Silver (OUT OF STOCK)

Calligraphy Brush Stand - Silver (OUT OF STOCK)

Masanobu Ando

I am a Silver Calligraphy Brush Stand. When your brushes need a place to rest, my hand-made peaks will hold them best.  

$210
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Ceramic Soup Spoon (OUT OF STOCK)
Ceramic Soup Spoon (OUT OF STOCK)

Ceramic Soup Spoon (OUT OF STOCK)

Masanobu Ando

I am a Ceramic Soup Spoon. When hopes and dreams have flown the coop, nothing heals like a hearty soup.  

$70
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Silver Teaspoon (OUT OF STOCK)
Silver Teaspoon (OUT OF STOCK)

Silver Teaspoon (OUT OF STOCK)

Masanobu Ando

I am a Silver Teaspoon. Like a spoon full of sugar makes the medicine go down, a spoon glazed in silver turns the worst day around.   

$55
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Hanging Sculpture Vase (OUT OF STOCK)
Hanging Sculpture Vase (OUT OF STOCK)

Hanging Sculpture Vase (OUT OF STOCK)

Masanobu Ando

I am a Hanging Sculpture Vase. My silver glaze will set your heart ablaze.  

$1,200
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Tea Water Kensui (OUT OF STOCK)
Tea Water Kensui (OUT OF STOCK)

Tea Water Kensui (OUT OF STOCK)

Masanobu Ando

I am a Tea Water Kensui. You know when something just doesn't hold water? Well, that's definitely not me. When you're done brewing, pour out the waste so you're left with only the best tasting tea.  

$350
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Silver Teardrop Pitcher (OUT OF STOCK)
Silver Teardrop Pitcher (OUT OF STOCK)

Silver Teardrop Pitcher (OUT OF STOCK)

Masanobu Ando

I am a Silver Teardrop Pitcher. Don't cry if it spills, just move on and refill.  

$160
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Silver Brewing Tray (OUT OF STOCK)
Silver Brewing Tray (OUT OF STOCK)

Silver Brewing Tray (OUT OF STOCK)

Masanobu Ando

I am a Silver Brewing Tray. Is there trouble brewing? Let's all calm down with a few cups of tea.   

$595
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Silver Coffee Dripper (OUT OF STOCK)
Silver Coffee Dripper (OUT OF STOCK)

Silver Coffee Dripper (OUT OF STOCK)

Masanobu Ando

I am a Silver Coffee Dripper. I shine as brightly as the Little Dipper.  

$145
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Coffee Mug (OUT OF STOCK)
Coffee Mug (OUT OF STOCK)

Coffee Mug (OUT OF STOCK)

Masanobu Ando

I am a Coffee Mug. A cup of coffee in a hand-built mug feels as warm and snug as a loving hug.  

$78
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Ikebana Bowl (OUT OF STOCK)
Ikebana Bowl (OUT OF STOCK)

Ikebana Bowl (OUT OF STOCK)

Masanobu Ando

I am an Ikebana Bowl. You've got to let it grow.   

$495
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Gold Chawan (OUT OF STOCK)
Gold Chawan (OUT OF STOCK)

Gold Chawan (OUT OF STOCK)

Masanobu Ando

I am a Gold Chawan. All that glitters is not gold. Never let your tea grow cold.   

$1,900
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Silver Chawan (OUT OF STOCK)
Silver Chawan (OUT OF STOCK)

Silver Chawan (OUT OF STOCK)

Masanobu Ando

I am a Silver Chawan. Weather the storm with a cup of tea and watch grey clouds turn to silver.  

$1,400
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Plum Teacup (OUT OF STOCK)
Plum Teacup (OUT OF STOCK)

Plum Teacup (OUT OF STOCK)

Masanobu Ando

I am a Plum Teacup. You're my cup of tea!  

Starting at $78
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Deep Oval Platter (OUT OF STOCK)
Deep Oval Platter (OUT OF STOCK)

Deep Oval Platter (OUT OF STOCK)

Masanobu Ando

I am a Deep Oval Platter. For some reason, everything gets handed to me.  

$250
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Flower Teacup and Saucer (OUT OF STOCK)
Flower Teacup and Saucer (OUT OF STOCK)

Flower Teacup and Saucer (OUT OF STOCK)

Masanobu Ando

I am a Flower Teacup and Saucer. Flowers and tea make everything better.  

$105
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Pitcher (OUT OF STOCK)
Pitcher (OUT OF STOCK)

Pitcher (OUT OF STOCK)

Masanobu Ando

I am a Ceramic Pitcher. Would you like a glass of water? This is going to be a long pitch.  

$220
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Silver Drop Vase (OUT OF STOCK)
Silver Drop Vase (OUT OF STOCK)

Silver Drop Vase (OUT OF STOCK)

Masanobu Ando

I am a Silver Drop Vase. Stay focused and don't drop the ceramic vase. You definitely will not receive an applause.  

$640
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Silver Round Teapot (OUT OF STOCK)
Silver Round Teapot (OUT OF STOCK)

Silver Round Teapot (OUT OF STOCK)

Masanobu Ando

I am a Silver Round Teapot. I may have a cold metal handle, but I have a warm ceramic heart.  

$450
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Silver Oval Tray (OUT OF STOCK)
Silver Oval Tray (OUT OF STOCK)

Silver Oval Tray (OUT OF STOCK)

Masanobu Ando

I am a Silver Oval Tray. Think outside the circle.  

Starting at $290
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Silver Geometric Teapot (OUT OF STOCK)
Silver Geometric Teapot (OUT OF STOCK)

Silver Geometric Teapot (OUT OF STOCK)

Masanobu Ando

I am a Silver Geometric Teapot. I may be hard edged, but I have a warm heart.  

$395
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Reversible Slab
Reversible Slab

Reversible Slab

Masanobu Ando

I am a Reversible Slab. Two sides are better than one.  

$210
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Chrysanthemum Bowl (OUT OF STOCK)
Chrysanthemum Bowl (OUT OF STOCK)

Chrysanthemum Bowl (OUT OF STOCK)

Masanobu Ando

I am a Chrysanthemum Bowl. Life is just a bowl of cherries.  

$170
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Travel Tea Set
Travel Tea Set

Travel Tea Set

Masanobu Ando

I am a Travel Tea Set. Oh the places you’ll go.  

$1,800
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Colander (OUT OF STOCK)
Colander (OUT OF STOCK)

Colander (OUT OF STOCK)

Masanobu Ando

I am a Colander. All I care about is straining. Straining and containing. Containing and straining. That’s it.  

$210
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Silver Mini Pitcher
Silver Mini Pitcher

Silver Mini Pitcher

Masanobu Ando

I am a Silver Mini Pitcher. Let's get to the point. This pitch is short.  

$75
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Sugar Pot (OUT OF STOCK)
Sugar Pot (OUT OF STOCK)

Sugar Pot (OUT OF STOCK)

Masanobu Ando

I am a Sugar Pot. Sugar and spice and all things nice.  

$60
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Silver Large Bowl (OUT OF STOCK)
Silver Large Bowl (OUT OF STOCK)

Silver Large Bowl (OUT OF STOCK)

Masanobu Ando

I am a Silver Large Bowl. Who's the super bowl champion now?  

$625
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Silver Division Tray (OUT OF STOCK)
Silver Division Tray (OUT OF STOCK)

Silver Division Tray (OUT OF STOCK)

Masanobu Ando

I am a Silver Division Tray. Divide and conquer.  

$320
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Silver Square Tray (OUT OF STOCK)
Silver Square Tray (OUT OF STOCK)

Silver Square Tray (OUT OF STOCK)

Masanobu Ando

I am a Silver Square Tray. Every tray has a silver lining.  

$350
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Chrysanthemum Teacup (OUT OF STOCK)
Chrysanthemum Teacup (OUT OF STOCK)

Chrysanthemum Teacup (OUT OF STOCK)

I am a Chrysanthemum Teacup. Life is the flower for which love is the tea.  

$72
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Silver Teapot (OUT OF STOCK)
Silver Teapot (OUT OF STOCK)

Silver Teapot (OUT OF STOCK)

Masanobu Ando

I am a Silver Teapot. I can always squiggle my way out of hot water.  

$660
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