What is Slipware?

The history of Japanese slipware goes back to the Mingei (Japanese Arts and Crafts) movement. The artists were excited about this form of English daily tableware for its “subtle beauty”


So, what is Japanese Slipware? "Slip" refers to a clay mixture which is added to a hardened body of clay. Its watery texture allows artists to use it to create designs before it is fired.

Japanese slipware was inspired by English slipware after being discovered by the leaders of the Japanese "Arts and Crafts" movement. You can read more about it on our About Japanese Slipware page.

I have also found this great YouTube video with information about common slipware techniques. Thanks for your question, one of our Facebook page followers! I hope this video helps!