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We have special relationships with many designers,
craftsmen, artisans, and makers
who continue to collaborate with our team.

Artisans and Designers

The Nagatani Family of Iga, Japan are 8th-generation master potters who produce all of the various donabe (earthenware pots) used at SingleThread as well as many of our vases, bowls, plates, and serving vessels. Each piece is hand made using the porous, fossil-rich clay found in Iga.

Artisans and Designers

Mr. Yuji "Kaicho" Nagatani with a hand made donabe in his studio as it is prepared for the drying step prior to firing.

Artisans and Designers

The historic kilns of Iga are designated as "tangible cultural property."

Artisans and Designers

Restaurant and furniture design were thoughtfully executed by the award-winning firm AvroKo and their sister company Good Shop. 

Artisans and Designers

Author and owner of Toiro Kitchen, Naoko Moore, shares the donabe of Iga with the world and curates many of the collections at SingleThread. 

Artisans and Designers

Kelly Farley of Pope Valley Pottery used clay from our farm to create tile walls in the north dining room of the restaurant.

Artisans and Designers

Mitsuko Siegrist of Tsuchikara Pottery started creating ceramics in 1994 along with the practice of the Way of Tea. She is also one of the artists at Pope Valley Richard Carter's Studio.

Mitsuko’s goal is to create works of art that have soul and sensibility. In the process of designing and making her pieces, she is mindful to leave space so that the food itself completes the composition, thereby creating an authentic dining experience for SingleThread's guests. 

Artisans and Designers

Artisan knife makers Luke Snyder and David Van Wyk of Bloodroot Blades in Athens, Georgia produced our knives using wood from our farm, the Sonoma Coast, and a cherry tree from their property. The blades were forged from a 1968 Volkswagen sway bar, and the brass detail comes from a former clarinet factory.

Artisans and Designers

Design partners Simplicity of Tokyo have created several of the custom glass, metal, and wood pieces used in the kitchen and dining room, including this copper service vessel. 

Artisans and Designers

Gato Mikio Co., Ltd. was founded in 1908 as Gato Woodworking plant in Yamanaka, a town in Ishikawa prefecture. The founder started as a wood turning craftsman and by the third generation, they have specialized in sales and planning of lacquerware. Mr. Masayuki Gato is the fourth-generation president. He collaborates with product designers to create functional yet beautiful pieces. The products made by Gato Mikio showcase many of the traditional techniques passed on in Yamanaka, such as a lacquering technique that maintains the appearance of woodgrain.

Artisans and Designers

Water cups by the artisans at SUS Gallery of Niigata are made from pieces of hand-hammered titanium. 

Artisans and Designers

Woodworker and Pilot R+D co-founder Dan Felder has created many of the wood forms and service pieces for the restaurant, including these beautiful oshibori trays made from local bay burl.

Artisans and Designers

The Yamanaka lacquerware artisans of Ishikawa Prefecture are famous for their incredible quality and detail. The small group of Yamanaka artisans known as Kihachi Kobo, produced all of the lacquerware for SingleThread over a one year period, using handmade tools and preserving the natural beauty of the wood grain. 

Artisans and Designers

The hand tools used by the Yamanaka artisans Kihachi Kobo.

Artisans and Designers

Kanagawa-based ceramic artist, Takashi Endoh, is well known for his light and architectural forms. He created custom coffee and tea service sets for the restaurant and inn.

Artisans and Designers

SingleThread Farms has special relationships with many of the designers, craftsmen, artisans, and makers who continue to collaborate with our team. We are committed to these relationships and supporting authentic craftsmanship as well as sustainably produced agricultural products.

Hand tools used by the Yamanaka artisans Kihachi Kobo

The hand tools used by the Yamanaka artisans Kihachi Kobo.

Custom coffee and tea service set made by Kanagawa-based ceramic artist, Takashi Endoh

Kanagawa-based ceramic artist, Takashi Endoh, is well known for his light and architectural forms. He created custom coffee and tea service sets for the restaurant and inn.

Artisans and Designers

SingleThread Farms has special relationships with many of the designers, craftsmen, artisans, and makers who continue to collaborate with our team. We are committed to these relationships and supporting authentic craftsmanship as well as sustainably produced agricultural products.

hands on wet earthenware shaping the clay

The Nagatani Family of Iga, Japan are 8th-generation master potters who produce all of the various donabe (earthenware pots) used at SingleThread as well as many of our vases, bowls, plates, and serving vessels. Each piece is hand made using the porous, fossil-rich clay found in Iga.

Mr. Yuji "Kaicho" Nagatani in his studio viewing hand made donabe prior to firing

Mr. Yuji "Kaicho" Nagatani with a hand made donabe in his studio as it is prepared for the drying step prior to firing.

Outside view of the studio in Iga Japan

The historic kilns of Iga are designated as "tangible cultural property."

Team image of AvroKo and Good Shop members

Restaurant and furniture design were thoughtfully executed by the award-winning firm AvroKo and their sister company Good Shop. 

Image of Naoko Moore opening a donabe pot in Iga

Author and owner of Toiro Kitchen, Naoko Moore, shares the donabe of Iga with the world and curates many of the collections at SingleThread. 

Kelly Farley of Pope Valley Pottery

Kelly Farley of Pope Valley Pottery used clay from our farm to create tile walls in the north dining room of the restaurant.

Mitsuko Siegrist of Tsuchikara Pottery

Mitsuko Siegrist of Tsuchikara Pottery started creating ceramics in 1994 along with the practice of the Way of Tea. She is also one of the artists at Pope Valley Richard Carter's Studio.

Mitsuko’s goal is to create works of art that have soul and sensibility. In the process of designing and making her pieces, she is mindful to leave space so that the food itself completes the composition, thereby creating an authentic dining experience for SingleThread's guests. 

close up of Bloodroot Blade knives

Artisan knife makers Luke Snyder and David Van Wyk of Bloodroot Blades in Athens, Georgia produced our knives using wood from our farm, the Sonoma Coast, and a cherry tree from their property. The blades were forged from a 1968 Volkswagen sway bar, and the brass detail comes from a former clarinet factory.

Custom copper service vessel created by Simplicity of Tokyo

Design partners Simplicity of Tokyo have created several of the custom glass, metal, and wood pieces used in the kitchen and dining room, including this copper service vessel. 

Hand lacquering wood made by Gato Mikio

Gato Mikio Co., Ltd. was founded in 1908 as Gato Woodworking plant in Yamanaka, a town in Ishikawa prefecture. The founder started as a wood turning craftsman and by the third generation, they have specialized in sales and planning of lacquerware. Mr. Masayuki Gato is the fourth-generation president. He collaborates with product designers to create functional yet beautiful pieces. The products made by Gato Mikio showcase many of the traditional techniques passed on in Yamanaka, such as a lacquering technique that maintains the appearance of woodgrain.

Hand-hammered titanium water cups made by artisans at SUS Gallery of Niigata

Water cups by the artisans at SUS Gallery of Niigata are made from pieces of hand-hammered titanium. 

Oshibori trays made out of local bay burl by Dan Felder

Woodworker and Pilot R+D co-founder Dan Felder has created many of the wood forms and service pieces for the restaurant, including these beautiful oshibori trays made from local bay burl.

lacquered wooden bowls made by Kihachi Kobo from Yamanaka Japan

The Yamanaka lacquerware artisans of Ishikawa Prefecture are famous for their incredible quality and detail. The small group of Yamanaka artisans known as Kihachi Kobo, produced all of the lacquerware for SingleThread over a one year period, using handmade tools and preserving the natural beauty of the wood grain. 

Hand tools used by the Yamanaka artisans Kihachi Kobo

The hand tools used by the Yamanaka artisans Kihachi Kobo.

Custom coffee and tea service set made by Kanagawa-based ceramic artist, Takashi Endoh

Kanagawa-based ceramic artist, Takashi Endoh, is well known for his light and architectural forms. He created custom coffee and tea service sets for the restaurant and inn.

Artisans and Designers

SingleThread Farms has special relationships with many of the designers, craftsmen, artisans, and makers who continue to collaborate with our team. We are committed to these relationships and supporting authentic craftsmanship as well as sustainably produced agricultural products.

hands on wet earthenware shaping the clay

The Nagatani Family of Iga, Japan are 8th-generation master potters who produce all of the various donabe (earthenware pots) used at SingleThread as well as many of our vases, bowls, plates, and serving vessels. Each piece is hand made using the porous, fossil-rich clay found in Iga.

Mr. Yuji "Kaicho" Nagatani in his studio viewing hand made donabe prior to firing

Mr. Yuji "Kaicho" Nagatani with a hand made donabe in his studio as it is prepared for the drying step prior to firing.

We are committed to these relationships,
supporting authentic craftsmanship and 
sustainably produced agricultural products.