Asamono is a collection of functional and decorative ceramics handcrafted by Asami Hatanaka in her home studio in Los Angeles. She draws inspiration from traditional Asian techniques as well as Japanese aesthetics to create simple yet rustic pieces for the modern home. Her focus is to incorporate some form of Japanese culture into her work, to convey her cultural background by way of shape, glazes or techniques. In between wheel throwing and handbuilding, she spends time testing and mixing new glazes in her studio.
Prior to starting asamono, Asami owned and ran a community studio in the West Adams neighborhood called Slab, where she taught classes and workshops for 4 years.