Hiroshi Koie

Teapot of dark brown clay.

  • Ceramics
  • Presented in 2017
  • H 8.4 x W 12.7 x D 10.6 cm
  • Sold Out

Category Ceramics
Year Presented 2017
Dimensions H 8.4 x W 12.7 x D 10.6 cm
Exhibition The 64th Japan Traditional Kōgei Exhibition

Hiroshi Koie

photo Hiroshi Koie

Making teapots and larger pieces using reddish brown clay unique to Tokoname and feldspar glaze. After firing, the vessel is smoked and fired to create a gradation of akebono (dawn) colors. Teapots are my specialty, and I not only use traditional reddish brown clay, but also black clay, and techniques such as color variation from smoking and firing, vermillion grind polishing and nishiki dasuki (original technique to make sash patterns by wrapping straw on the vessel when firing).