Yuichi Yamamoto

Bizen large flat bowl with fire marks.

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  • Presented in 2014
  • H 10.0 / ø 51.0 cm
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Category Ceramics
Year Presented 2014
Dimensions H 10.0 / ø 51.0 cm
Exhibition The 61th Japan Traditional Kōgei Exhibition

  • Bizen ware

    Bizen ware is a type of high-fired unglazed (yakishime) stoneware made near Bizen in Okayama prefecture. The local clay, called hiyose, resists the application of glaze, so vessels are fired uncoated at high temperatures for long durations. The resulting pottery is well vitrified and features earthen tones and natural ash effects. Ceramists can induce a rich variety of expressions by arranging pieces within the kiln and influencing how they interact with the charcoal and ash. Every piece of Bizen ware is unique.

Yuichi Yamamoto

photo Yuichi Yamamoto

Producing mainly ceramics for tea ceremony such as tea containers, tea bowls and water jugs. The ceramics are fired in a gas kiln to come out with scarlet fire marks. Completed the technique to make scarlet fire mark patterns. Also producing flower vases etc. using the slab building technique.