Tableware by Nobuhitu Nishigawara seen at Dinosaur Coffee, Los Angeles - Ceramic Mug
Tableware by Nobuhitu Nishigawara seen at Dinosaur Coffee, Los Angeles - Ceramic MugTableware by Nobuhitu Nishigawara seen at Dinosaur Coffee, Los Angeles - Ceramic MugTableware by Nobuhitu Nishigawara seen at Dinosaur Coffee, Los Angeles - Ceramic Mug
At Dinosaur Coffee they serve ceramic mugs brimming with Four Barrel Coffee or Song Tea. After spotting these handmade ceramic mugs at Tortoise General Store in Venice, Dinosaur Coffee brought them into their space. of Professor Nobu Nishigawara’s contemporary vessels—cups, containers, teapots—are displayed along the custom curved shelves by Ryan Upton. Dinosaur Coffee first came across typically come full of , at the Tortoise General Store in Venice Dinosaur Coffee came across his work at Tortoise General Store in Venice.

Meet the Creator

"Nobu Nishigawara is a multi-talented potter and artist. His work includes ceramic pottery for his dinnerware collection, as well as different series of sculptural work, which incorporate clay and ceramics, fusing his Japanese and Western influences.
His beautiful handmade dinnerware collection is built upon the principle that the pieces will “grow with the owner.” It’s the idea that, with time, we learn to appreciate their subtle changes and beauty, and therefore, they become even more beautiful to us with time. He is actively involved in production for the dinnerware line in his studio and when he isn’t working there, he is also a professor and head of the Ceramics Department at California State Fullerton University.

Originally from Nagoya Japan, part of the Aichi Prefecture, known for its ceramics, Nobu was exposed to clay early on and much of his work embodies the “Wabi” and “Sabi” aesthetic. It wasn’t until he was studying as an international student in Canada that his focus with clay began to shift, where his passion developed as he worked under Sadashi Inuzuka. His BFA is from Kansas City Art Institute and he holds a MFA from Arizona State University.

He and his wife have three beautiful girls and they adore their family dog named “Koko,” a mutt which their family rescued from the Pasadena Humane Society. When he isn’t busy working he says he is “pretty much like a bus driver” hauling around his girls with all of their activities."

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