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Functional pottery – flora and cuisine

 

 

Flower sushi rolls---Flickr- bananagranola--Miki Nagata

 Flower sushi rolls – Miki Nagata

For a master class in colour diversity, depth, shape and textures, its hard to go past plants and flowers. The colour richness is unsurpassed and countless design trends have been directly influenced by the features of theses natural wonders. From the symmetrical to the abstract, from random to mystically sequenced dimensions, all are innately structured in a sublime state of balance.
I regard the presentation of Japanese foods to sit at the pinnacle in the art of food display, so it was a logical choice for showing ceramics in a functional context. Miki Nagata’s work in the field of photographing Japanese food is as sumptuous as the subject. For the flowers I mainly chose the excellent displays used by Frances Palmer to promote her wares.

 

 

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Figs

craftai.com/blog

 

 

 

Fig slice Craftai

Fig Slice

 craftai.com/blog

 

 

 

ginger cubes in a bowl - craftai

Sweet ginger candy

craftai.com/blog

 

 

Cabbage rolls with hijik i- Miki Nagata

 Japanese cabbage rolls with hijiki – Miki Nagata

Flickr – bananagranola

 

 

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Avocado shashimi

1tess.wordpress

 

 

Japanese cuisine Cold shabu shabu---Miki Nagata

 Cold shabu shabu – Miki Nagata

Flickr – bananagranola

 

 

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Fujitsuka Mitsuo porcelain dish with Fuji apples

craftai.com/blog

 

 

 

pouring Japanese green tea

Green Tea

 

 

 

Flowers of Kumquat---Flickr---Miki Nagata

 Three flowers of Kumquat -Miki Nagata

Flickr–bananagranola

 

 

Ganmodoki---Miki Nagata

Ganmadoki  –  fried tofu fritter made with vegetables, egg white and sesame seeds

Miki Nagata

 

 

 

fresh garlic on platter

Garlic on ceramic platter – Catherine White

 

 

 

 

Grilled Manganji--Miki Nagata

 Japanese grilled Manganji–Miki Nagata

Manganji pepper is the one of the traditional vegetables of Kyoto.

 

 

 

 

Fresh bream fish on a platter Miki Nagata

Bream on a platter – Miki Nagata

Flickr–bananagranola

 

 

 

Simmered down pork spare rib with orange marmalade and soy sauce---Flickr--NikiMagata

 Pork spare rib simmered down  with orange marmalade and soy sauce—Flickr–NikiMagata

 

 

 

 

Japanese banquet--Flickr--Miki Nagata

Healthy banquet – Miki Nagata

 

 

 

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 Kyoto strawberry desert -Nakahigashi eatery

photo Miki Nagata

 

 

frances Palmer black/white vase and compote

Black and white striped ceramic vase and compote. Frances Palmer Pottery

 

 

 

 

Pressed Salad with Seasonal Vegetables---Flickr-Miki Nagata

Pressed Salad with Seasonal Vegetables- miki Nagata

Flickr–bananagranola

 

 

 

japa sweet Sakura Manju--Sakura-flavored-bean-jam-buns----Flickr--MikiNagata

Sakura Manju--Sakura flavored bean jam bun

Flickr–MikiNagata

 

 

 

Salted savory cakes---Flickr---Miki Nagata

Salted savory cakes – Flickr—Miki Nagata

 

 

 

 

Simmered kumquats in syrup---Flickr - Miki Nagata

Simmered kumquats in syrup

Flickr – Miki Nagata – bananagranola

 

 

 

Akiyoshi's-Room---wagashi sweets

 Wagashi sweets – Akiyoshi’s-Room

 Wagashi  is a traditional Japanese confectionery which is often served with tea, especially the types made of mochianko (azuki bean paste), and fruits

 

 

 

 

White porcelain fruit bowl with oranges Frances Palmer

Deep Footed Bowl full of oranges – Frances Palmer Pottery

 

 

 

 

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Okra and natto ( miso ) salad

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昨年は一株づつ植えたのだけれど見事に茎が太くなり、花も大きな花が咲き、当然のようにオクラも巨大なものが採れた。採りそびれるとすぐに大きくかたくなった。オクラを栽培している親戚の菜園を覗くとどれも2本立てで植えていた。1本だと栄養が良すぎたわけだ。 …

 

 

 

Goldfish jelly---Flickr---MikiNagata

 Goldfish Jelly

flickr – Miki Nagata

 

Wavy-statement-white-porcelain-Aya-Kon - by JInnai-Sakata

Wavy white porcelain Aya Kon –  Jinnai Sakata

 

 

 

Wen-Jin-Caiyun-shaped-magnetic-wavy-white-dish by Jinnai Sakata`

Wen Jin Caiyun shaped magnetic wavy dish and tea set –  Jinnai Sakata

 

 

 

Jinnai Sakata - wavy white platter with black border with seafood

 Wavy white platter – Jinnai Sakata

 

 

 

JInnai-Sakata----Japanese platters table decoration

Jinnai Sakata

 

 

 

jinnai-sakata-Shinanomachi food platter

Jinnai Sakata- Shinanomachi food platter

 

 

Apple-Jam-Jelly---Flickr---Photo-Sharing-Miki Nagata

Apple Jam jelly flower

Flickr—Miki Nagata

 

 

 

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Mid-Century planter brushed gold and green

Merrirose-etsy

 

 

 Frances Palmer porcelain fruit bowls

Frances Palmer

 

 

2-Handle-Greek-Vase---Frances-Palmer-Pottery

Twin handled Greek vase  with roses – Frances Palmer

 

 

 

summer-solstice-2014 Catherine White

Vases by Catherine White

Summer Solstice 2014

 

 

Scallop bud vase with roses and peonies

 Roses and peonies,  in a scallop bud vase.

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White ribbed vase - Frances Palmer

 Bulbous white ribbed vase – Frances Palmer

 

 

 

 

Ceramic Bird Planter Orange White Folk Art Vase-Home-by-sewZinski

Folk Art Ceramic Bird Planter Orange and White by sewZinski

 

 

 

 

Diego Urn - Frances Palmer Pottery

White Diego Urn  – Frances Palmer Pottery

 

 

 

 

mosaicked-berlin.de mosaic vase

Mosaic vase

mosaicked-berlin.de

 

 

 

 mrkitly.com.auShino Takeda leg planter without drainage holes - blue

Shino Takeda leg planter

 mrkitly.com.au

 

 

 

Pottery Francis Palmer Bam pot

Bam Pot – Francis Palmer

 

 

 

 

Ikebana--by-Sennin-Photos-on-Flickr

Japanese Ikebana by Sennin

 

 

 

 

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 Succulent Paddle Plant

Country Living

 

 

 

Little white ceramic vase LUKKILI-etsy by Margriet-Kramer

Little white ceramic vases by Margriet Kramer

LUKKILI-etsy

 

 

 

muddy fingers etsy Ceramic wall pocket

Ceramic wall pocket – Muddy Fingers etsy

 

 

 

 

August vase with flowers Frances Palmer

Frances Palmer August Vase

 

 

 

River stone pottery vase and flowers

Hope Fregerio – River Stone Pottery

 

 

 

 

Oblong Vase---Frances Palmer Pottery

Oblong Triangle Vase – Frances Palmer

 

 

 

rothko_grandeRothko Inspired Flower Arrangement

Rothko Grande – Rothko Inspired Flower Arrangement

Frances Palmer

 

 

 

Rustic Funky Ceramic Cone Wall Pocket-8-by DirtWares-on-Etsy,

Turquoise Ceramic Cone Wall Pocket by DirtWares on Etsy

 

 

 

 

The Circle Pot by Potted---hanging-planter

Hanging planter, The Circle Pot by Potted

 

 

 

Squash Vase---FrancesPalmer Pottery

 

Footed Squash Vase—Frances Palmer Pottery

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