Tamae Yamashita

“Wind has begun to blow”. Ceramic sculpture with inlay.

  • Dolls
  • Presented in 2014
  • H 37.0 cm
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Category Dolls
Year Presented 2014
Dimensions H 37.0 cm
Exhibition The 61th 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.

Tamae Yamashita

photo Tamae Yamashita

I hope I can have our souls travel together, communicate, and become kindred spirits with those who see my artwork. I inlay glaze, fire at a high temperature, add overglaze decoration and fire again. My feelings towards the doll and the texture of the clay are very important when working on my artwork.