Akihiro Maeta

White porcelain twist faceted jar.

  • Ceramics
  • Presented in 2020
  • H 37.8 / ø 20.7 cm
  • Not for Sale

I use white porcelain clay on a potter's wheel to shape my work. I have never changed this method since I began making white porcelain works.
making, I have long harbored a desire to create my own unique forms, and that journey continues to date.
The motivation behind pursuing this desire is the beautiful shading which appears on the surface of these white vessels. The shading adds nuances to even simple forms, perpetually inspiring my imagination. I'm still trying to achieve white porcelain works with such nuances.

Category Ceramics
Year Presented 2020
Dimensions H 37.8 / ø 20.7 cm
Exhibition The 67th 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.