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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

Custom made spoons by artist Yuya Hibino, born in Kyoto Prefecture in 1987, is a dedicated artisan with a profound passion for woodworking that has been ingrained in him since his childhood. His journey into the world of craftsmanship is nothing short of inspiring.After completing his high school education, Yuya made a life-changing decision to relocate to Okinawa, where he pursued his love for woodworking. Under the guidance of a seasoned furniture artisan, he diligently honed his foundational skills, laying the groundwork for his future endeavors.With a firm grasp of the craft, Yuya embarked on a career at a woodworking workshop in Okinawa, where he further expanded his knowledge and craftsmanship. However, his quest for excellence didn't stop there. 

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

BUAISOU was established in Kamiita-cho, Tokushima Prefecture in 2015. They handle all steps in the extensive indigo development process; from cultivating the raw indigo, fermenting the indigo leaves (sukumo), dyeing, designing, all the way to production. SingleThread works with BUAISOU on custom pieces for the Restaurant and SingleThread Farm at Dry Creek. 

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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. Available for sale in our Farm Store

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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.

Kelly on Instagram

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. 

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Artisans and Designers

Mike Benz and Chris Fracaro of Seral Wood and Steel have produced many of the exceptional blades found in the dining room at SingleThread. Seral forges enduring cutlery from sustainably sourced materials and operates locally in Healdsburg, California. 

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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. 

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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.

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Artisans and Designers

Water cups by the artisans at SUS Gallery of Niigata are made from pieces of hand-hammered titanium. Tsubame, in Niigata Prefecture, is famed for its metalworking.The history of metalworking in Tsubame dates back to the start of the Edo period, when farmers would start taking up Japanese nail forging for some extra income.

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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.

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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.

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.

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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.

Custom made spoons by artist Yuya Hibino, born in Kyoto Prefecture in 1987, is a dedicated artisan with a profound passion for woodworking that has been ingrained in him since his childhood. His journey into the world of craftsmanship is nothing short of inspiring.After completing his high school education, Yuya made a life-changing decision to relocate to Okinawa, where he pursued his love for woodworking. Under the guidance of a seasoned furniture artisan, he diligently honed his foundational skills, laying the groundwork for his future endeavors.With a firm grasp of the craft, Yuya embarked on a career at a woodworking workshop in Okinawa, where he further expanded his knowledge and craftsmanship. However, his quest for excellence didn't stop there. 

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.

BUAISOU tapestry

BUAISOU was established in Kamiita-cho, Tokushima Prefecture in 2015. They handle all steps in the extensive indigo development process; from cultivating the raw indigo, fermenting the indigo leaves (sukumo), dyeing, designing, all the way to production. SingleThread works with BUAISOU on custom pieces for the Restaurant and SingleThread Farm at Dry Creek. 

Learn more & Shop

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. Available for sale in our Farm Store

Learn More & Shop

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.

Kelly on Instagram

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. 

Learn More 

close up of Seral Wood and Steel knife

Mike Benz and Chris Fracaro of Seral Wood and Steel have produced many of the exceptional blades found in the dining room at SingleThread. Seral forges enduring cutlery from sustainably sourced materials and operates locally in Healdsburg, California. 

Learn More

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. 

Learn More

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.

LEARN MORE

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. Tsubame, in Niigata Prefecture, is famed for its metalworking.The history of metalworking in Tsubame dates back to the start of the Edo period, when farmers would start taking up Japanese nail forging for some extra income.

Learn More

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.

Learn More

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.

Custom made spoons by artist Yuya Hibino, born in Kyoto Prefecture in 1987, is a dedicated artisan with a profound passion for woodworking that has been ingrained in him since his childhood. His journey into the world of craftsmanship is nothing short of inspiring.After completing his high school education, Yuya made a life-changing decision to relocate to Okinawa, where he pursued his love for woodworking. Under the guidance of a seasoned furniture artisan, he diligently honed his foundational skills, laying the groundwork for his future endeavors.With a firm grasp of the craft, Yuya embarked on a career at a woodworking workshop in Okinawa, where he further expanded his knowledge and craftsmanship. However, his quest for excellence didn't stop there. 

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.

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