Tami Kondo

“Waiting for his turn to perform”. Ceramic sculpture.

  • Dolls
  • Presented in 2013
  • H 32.0 cm
  • $1,675

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Category Dolls
Year Presented 2013
Dimensions H 32.0 cm
Exhibition The 60th Japan Traditional Kōgei Exhibition

  • Ceramic dolls

    Ceramic dolls (tōtai ningyō) are made of fired clay. First, the body of the doll is made from clay. Next, the clay form is halved and hollowed out, leaving behind an exterior of about one centimeter thick. The two halves are put back together, smoothed, thoroughly dried, and then fired in a kiln. Some ceramic dolls are bisque fired and then painted or embellished before undergoing a second firing at a higher temperature. If a plaster mold is taken from the form, it can be used to create more dolls in the same shape.