Minori Yoshita

Jar with Design in Underglaze Gold

  • Ceramics
  • Presented in 2008
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Category Ceramics
Year Presented 2008
Exhibition The 52 th Japan Traditional Kōgei Exhibition

  • Underglaze gold

    Underglaze gold (yūri kinsai) is achieved by applying designs in gold leaf or gold pigment to a glazed surface, which is then coated in a second, transparent glaze and fired. Because more than one variety of glaze is used to encase the gold, the firing temperature must be closely controlled, and the process demands significant skill. The outer layer of transparent glaze protects the gold and gives it a pleasing, muted appearance.