Shunuemon Yamaguchi

White porcelain jar in irregular shape with glaze in kakewake style

  • Ceramics
  • Presented in 2018
  • H 26.0 x W 41.1 x D 38.5 cm
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Category Ceramics
Year Presented 2018
Dimensions H 26.0 x W 41.1 x D 38.5 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.

Shunuemon Yamaguchi

photo Shunuemon Yamaguchi

To create a soft form, I try to make the mouth of the vessel wavy using curves. I fire the vessel at a high temperature for a long time, which gives the vessel transparency, so the inner side looks slightly bluish.