Kazuo Nakada

Bowl with grass design in silver and gold under aster glaze.

  • Ceramics
  • Presented in 2020
  • H 13.6 x W 47.2 x D 46.5 cm
  • Sold Out

A roundly formed bowl cut in three places like flower petals, decorated with common vetch which is a weed that I often see in early spring. I was attracted to the shape of the weed and tried to express its interesting twining and twisting movements.
Instead of painting with a brush, I cut silver leaf one by one into the shape of leaves. This was quite painstaking work, but I believe I have been able to express the bushes of common vetch in this piece.

Techniques : Yuri ginsai
SIlver leaf is applied on the base, glazed and baked.

Category Ceramics
Year Presented 2020
Dimensions H 13.6 x W 47.2 x D 46.5 cm
Exhibition The 67th Japan Traditional Kōgei Exhibition

Kazuo Nakada

photo Kazuo Nakada

The Yuri Ginsai technique used in my porcelain pieces involves cutting silver leaf into patterns and pasting them on to unglazed porcelain, which is then repeatedly fired before the application of a glaze and a final firing. Viewing the silver-leaf patterns through the overglaze reveals a variety of unique and beautiful colors.