Akihiro Maeta

Faceted white porcelain jar

  • Ceramics
  • Presented in 2016
  • H 40.6 / ø 30.4 cm
  • Not for Sale

One of my guiding principles is that until I am pretty clear about a new project, I do not start production. If I am not clear, my work will not be convincing.
For white porcelain, the beauty of the form is a matter of course, and the texture of the porcelain is equally as important. Over the years without me noticing, the whiteness that I was pursuing came to be epitomized by the white snow falling in the San-in region. Paradoxically, the snow in San-in gives us a slightly arm feeling, and I have found a moist textured glaze best matches this whiteness.
I hope to fire a white porcelain that is the essence of myself.

Category Ceramics
Year Presented 2016
Dimensions H 40.6 / ø 30.4 cm

  • 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.