Hajime Kai


  • Ceramics
  • Presented in 2015
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Category Ceramics
Year Presented 2015
Exhibition The 43rd Ceramics 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.

  • Iron glaze

    Iron glaze (tetsuyū) refers to a broad category of iron-rich ceramic glazes. Depending on the iron content, these glazes can produce colors ranging from black to brown to amber. Blackish glazes with around five percent iron content are known as Tenmoku (Ch. Jian ware) glazes.

Hajime Kai

photo Hajime Kai

I grind stones that can be mined from my hometown and make vessels with kiln mutation effects.