"Kashizara" are serving dishes (lit. "plates") for Japanese sweets, often used in the Tea Ceremony, but can be used for multiple purposes. This footed dish, made by contemporary ceramic artist Sachiko Furuya, stands 2.5" tall at the uplifted corners, and is 6.875" wide.
Sachiko Furuya hails from Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan. There, she studied pottery with Yukio Matsuura, making primarily tea wares for practitioners of the Omotesenke School of Tea. She also attended the College of Arts at Nihon University (Tokyo,) Suidobara Fine Arts Academy (Tokyo,) and has a Studio Art degree from Clark College in Dubuque, Iowa. She has exhibited her work in galleries and museums in the United States and Japan, as well as owned and operated her own gallery in Edmonds, WA from 1997-2000. Currently, she resides near Seattle, WA where she continues her study and growth as an artist, and privately teaches ceramics and oil painting to others interested in developing their artistic skills.