Akihiro Maeta

White porcelain jar with beveled sides.

  • Ceramics
  • Presented in 2018
  • H 35.8 / ø 25.7 cm
  • Not for Sale

I wanted to emphasize as much as possible the characteristics of porcelain and to produce a beautiful white porcelain vessel with a harmonious shape.
I spun the potter's wheel until I could see the shape of the jar. When I decided on the shape paying attention to the clay's hardness I pressed down from the outside toward the inside with my fingers and formed the clay. After the vessel was completely dry, I carved it out and then shaved off sections to create flat planes. As the final step, I applied a glaze that creates a soft texture and then fired the jar.
When creating a work, I always strive to make my intent and skills merge with the work and become one with it.

Category Ceramics
Year Presented 2018
Dimensions H 35.8 / ø 25.7 cm
Exhibition The 65th Japan Traditional Kōgei Exhibition

  • White porcelain

    White porcelain is made from a pale clay of pulverized pottery stone coated in a transparent glaze. Porcelain from China’s Song dynasty is especially famous. Japanese production began in the early seventeenth century in Arita on the island of Kyushu. White porcelain is frequently used as a base for overglaze enamels (iro-e) and blue-and-white (sometsuke) ware.