Shoji Ishihara

Box with straight and arc line design and gold and silver decoration.

  • Ceramics
  • Presented in 2023
  • H 21.0 x W 29.0 x D 24.0 cm
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Category Ceramics
Year Presented 2023
Dimensions H 21.0 x W 29.0 x D 24.0 cm
Materials Potter's clay
Exhibition The 70th Japan Traditional Kōgei Exhibition

  • Gold/silver decorations

    Gold and silver decorations consist of motifs rendered in gold and silver pigments or leaf. The decorations may be applied directly to the clay substrate or as an overglaze decoration that is fired onto the vessel. The gold and silver decorations are fired at lower temperatures than underglaze decorations, then polished to bring out their luster.

Shoji Ishihara

photo Shoji Ishihara

Expression by overglaze enamels on ceramics is characteristic of my works. In this technique, porcelain clay is first formed, and after second-stage firing without applying glaze, patterns are drawn using overglaze enamels, overglaze gold and silver and then fired; this process is repeated many times to finish a work.