Arita porcelain's new "Standard"

Teruhiro Yanagihara's work has been highlighted many a time in this column, and for good reason: He has perfected a beautifully clean, pared-down aesthetic sense.

His latest TY "Standard" pottery series for the 1616/Arita Japan brand (which he is also creative director of) uses traditional Arita porcelain techniques as its base but with a modified clay recipe, resulting in more durable pieces that remain unstained, even if unglazed.