Akihiro Maeta

White Porcelain Jar with Beveled Sides

  • Ceramics
  • Presented in 2019
  • H 32.8 / ø 39.8 cm
  • Not for Sale

This pot was formed by raising a lump of kaolin in one attempt on a potter's wheel, and then swelling it out from the inside towards the outside.
I needed to read that moment when the clay had slightly dried, it was then that to make the shape, I used my thumb to repeatedly press from the outside towards the inside of the pot as if practicing shiatsu(acupressure). After the piece had dried some more, I scraped the surface and applied glaze before firing to finish.
I have a natural feel for a where the two antagonistic forces, interior expansion and exterior contraction, are fighting each other. I always confront clay as if challenging it, and make every effort to maintain my concentration until I complete a piece.

Category Ceramics
Year Presented 2019
Dimensions H 32.8 / ø 39.8 cm
Exhibition The 66th 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.