Akira Sakamoto

Jar with Celadon Glaze

  • Ceramics
  • Presented in 2018
  • H 34.0 / ø 37.5 cm
  • Sold Out

Category Ceramics
Year Presented 2018
Dimensions H 34.0 / ø 37.5 cm
Exhibition The 65th Japan Traditional Kōgei Exhibition

  • Celadon

    Celadon (seiji) is a light blue-green pottery, usually porcelain or stoneware, produced by reduction firing a transparent glaze containing iron oxide. By restricting or eliminating the supply of oxygen to the kiln, the reduction firing process causes the iron in the glaze to turn bluish-green.

Akira Sakamoto

photo Akira Sakamoto

Studied the production techniques of celadon porcelain on his own. Although his ideal celadon porcelain are those from China's Northern Song Dynasty, he has a strong desire to create a new type of celadon that is different from others and uses original combinations of glaze and various types of clay. With the folk art pottery techniques that he cultivated at the Nakai Kiln at his base, he adds new elements to the traditional celadon porcelain to create soft and sophisticated pieces with unique forms and glazes.