Tomoyuki Hoshino Neritsugi bowl.
- H 30.5 x W 45.5 x D 45.5 cm
- Sold Out
|Dimensions||H 30.5 x W 45.5 x D 45.5 cm|
|Exhibition||The 60th Japan Traditional Kōgei Exhibition (2013)|
|Awards||Japan Kōgei Association Incentive Award|
Pale-blue celadon porcelain (seihakuji, known as qingbai in Chinese) is made from porcelain clay derived from white stone. The porcelain is bisque fired and then covered with a glaze containing minute amounts of iron, which turns a blue tint when fired. Celadon originated in China. White porcelain made with a glaze that turns transparent when fired is called hakuji (“white porcelain”), while pieces made from porcelain clay containing iron and coated in a glaze that turns a bluish-green when fired is called seiji (“celadon” or “green ware”).
"In my everyday work I really get into the feel of the clay and am very much aware of the history and tradition of ceramics. When I work on the wheel I find myself harmonizing with the clay, and it’s then I can feel a sense as if my own genes somehow become synchronized with the clay drawing itself out in spirals; I find it fascinating process. I use porcelain clay as the main material, and freely combine a variety of techniques, such as neritsugi, a combination of the traditional techniques of neriage and dotsugi,* or using a pale blue glaze with red decoration, which is a combination of the blue of seihakuji (blue-white porcelain) and the red of Shinsha glaze. I also use a Japanese-style plane to create edges, which are only found in ceramics scraped with this tool. I aim at creating ceramics that leave a deep impression on the viewer’s mind. *Neriage: Layering or blending of clay of different colors to create a striped or marbleized effect Dotsugi: Body joining"