Uzu, Japanese for swirl, describes this textured finish. There's no symbolism, says the designer. But we say stirring our teas with honey, lemon, or milk, makes for a beautiful 'uzu'.
It is always best to hand wash any product as the dishwasher and microwave may weaken any fine china.
Please also note all products may not be put directly on stovetop or fire. They are serving vessels only – not cookware.