Oribe ware is a type of Japanese pottery most identifiable for its use of green copper glaze and bold painted design. It was the first use of colored stoneware glaze by Japanese potters.
As one of the Mino styles originating in the late 16th century it takes its name from the tea master Furuta Oribe (1544-1615).
The clay body has a high-iron content and is formed by hand, on a potter’s wheel or by drape molding. The surface of Oribe is painted with lively designs, which may be natural effects, geometric patterns, or a combination of the two. For the brilliant green color, wares are fired in oxidation at 1220 degrees Celsius.