BACKGROUND: Pot clay is limited natural resources created by the earth over an eternity of time. To utilize such limited resources, companies in Tajimi Japan have voluntarily come together to build a recycling system for ceramics and pot clay. Once-fired ceramics are pulverized to fine powder and mixed with new clay. which is then used to create new ceramic-ware. Earthenware which once left the potter will eventually come back after fulfilling their role as tableware. The name TRIPWARE expresses such journeys tableware might make.