Akihiro Maeta White porcelain jar with beveled sides

  • Ceramics
  • Created 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 of Creation 2019
Dimensions H 32.8 / ø 39.8 cm