Yoshiyasu Yamamoto

Unglazed High-Fired Jar with Kiln Mutation Effects

  • Ceramics
  • Presented in 2020
  • H 41.0 / ø 37.0 cm
  • Not for Sale

The small dot patterns made from kiln mutation express stars shining in the sky at night.
I used a vertical ridge line in my artwork for the first time to create a sense of tension.
This was my first piece to be selected for the Japan Traditional Kōgei Exhibition.

Category Ceramics
Year Presented 2020
Dimensions H 41.0 / ø 37.0 cm
Exhibition The 67th Japan Traditional Kōgei Exhibition

  • Klin effects

    Kiln effects (yōhen) is a term that describes a wide variety of spontaneous expressions produced by the interaction of the kiln atmosphere and the surface of the vessel during firing, including oxidation and reduction effects. The cracks, flashing patterns, and natural ash glaze effects on unglazed wares such as Bizen and Shigaraki are famous examples of kiln effects.

Yoshiyasu Yamamoto

photo Yoshiyasu Yamamoto

Yakishime Yohen (high-fired kiln mutation) is a technique where the clay base is not glazed and patterns are made by firing inside the kiln. I try to make a new kind of high-fired ceramics thinking what kind of pottery I can make with clay and fire. I want to pursue the strength, mystery, and possiblities of clay.