Taisuke Shiraiwa

Red clay teapot with kiln mutation effects.

  • Ceramics
  • Presented in 2015
  • H 7.5 x W 11.5 x D 11.0 cm
  • Sold Out

Category Ceramics
Year Presented 2015
Dimensions H 7.5 x W 11.5 x D 11.0 cm
Exhibition The 62nd Japan Traditional Kōgei Exhibition

  • Klin effects

    Kiln effects (yōhen) is a term that describes a wide variety of spontaneous expressions produced by the interaction of the kiln atmosphere and the surface of the vessel during firing, including oxidation and reduction effects. The cracks, flashing patterns, and natural ash glaze effects on unglazed wares such as Bizen and Shigaraki are famous examples of kiln effects.

Taisuke Shiraiwa

photo Taisuke Shiraiwa

I am producing teapots in Hakodate. All of my pieces are formed using the wheel. I established my kiln, Kurakakegama (cave kiln), at the foot of Mt. Hakodate with its spectacular night views and soft lights of the fisherman’s boats. I take up the challenge of producing teapots with natural-applied glazes.