Takao Tahara

Hagi bowl with flowing white glaze.

  • Ceramics
  • Presented in 2023
  • H 21.0 / ø 40.0 cm
  • $3,485

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Flowing white glaze is my original glaze that I made inspired by the glaze of an old pottery fragment. I use white glaze for Hagi ware as the base, and apply ash glaze over it to create a unique, deep color.
For the pieces using flowing white glaze, I make the forms simple to bring out a dignified sense of tension.
Techniques: Formed on a potter's wheel

Category Ceramics
Year Presented 2023
Dimensions H 21.0 / ø 40.0 cm
Materials Potter's clay
Exhibition The 70th Japan Traditional Kōgei Exhibition

  • Hagi ware

    Hagi ware is a type of pottery predominantly made around the cities of Hagi, Nagato, and Yamaguchi in Yamaguchi prefecture. Vessels are made with Daido clay, Mitake clay, and Mishima clay. The resulting stoneware is rarely decorated with motifs, as the texture and qualities of the clay are key points of visual interest that appeal to tea ceremony practitioners.

Takao Tahara

photo Takao Tahara

Mainly producing Hagi ware tea vessels.