This summer we had a joint exhibition with Mr Masahiro Nakagawa, an artist of yuzen, through the connection of Mr Hosoo of Nishijin weaving. I visited Mr. Nakagawa's studio and learned about his techniques, which inspired me to create this tea bowl. Weir de yuzen is a technique of dyeing while stopping with glue, and Mr Nakagawa's work is impressive for the beauty of the lines that can only be achieved by stopping with glue.
The same technique of stopping the glaze with wax or chemicals also exists in ceramics. The technique was used in some of the checkerboard pieces. In my Geppaku overglazed work, I do not use a stopping technique as I value the natural momentum and beauty of the landscape created by using a bamboo ladle to literally pour and hang the glaze. If I try to control it by stopping the flow, it becomes unnatural.
In this work, however, I tried to create a different kind of harmony by combining the technique of stopping with the technique of letting the lines flow naturally, creating a mixture of natural and slightly uncomfortable lines.
The result is an interesting tea bowl with a striking line in the center, which, together with the glaze dripping during firing, creates a harmonious combination of naturalness and discomfort. This work reminds me that a new world can be seen by adopting different ways of doing things and being creative.
Size Φ120 ×ｈ80 mm
Material local clay
Glaze White clay , Geppaku glaze
Firing Genyo " climbing kiln "
Packing Wooden box" We will make a wooden box after ordering. It will take two weeks to complete. "
Price 231,000 JPY
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※Before using it for the first time, soak it in water for about 10 minutes. We send this item under natural condition after firing. If it is used as it is, it might easily stain.
※Every time after use, wipe off water and dry thoroughly before storing.