Tomohiro Kitagawa

White porcelain covered food box with water and ice design.

  • Ceramics
  • Presented in 2023
  • H 11.5 x W 21.7 x D 21.7 cm
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Category Ceramics
Year Presented 2023
Dimensions H 11.5 x W 21.7 x D 21.7 cm
Exhibition The 70th Japan Traditional Kōgei Exhibition

  • White porcelain

    White porcelain is made from a pale clay of pulverized pottery stone coated in a transparent glaze. Porcelain from China’s Song dynasty is especially famous. Japanese production began in the early seventeenth century in Arita on the island of Kyushu. White porcelain is frequently used as a base for overglaze enamels (iro-e) and blue-and-white (sometsuke) ware.

Tomohiro Kitagawa

photo Tomohiro Kitagawa

Mainly producing white porcelain and tohakuji (pale pink porcelain). I use motifs of natural phenomenons that can be seen in the winter in Hokkaido such as icicles, ice and snow to create cooler and sharper designs. I try to make pieces with soft and warm designs using the technique I named tohakuji, which is inlaying metal on a white porcelain base. After firing, the inlayed metal and glaze create a gray-pink color.