Shunemon Okugawa

White Porcelain Flower Vessel

  • Ceramics
  • Presented in 2022
  • H 11.2 / ø 41.2 cm
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Category Ceramics
Year Presented 2022
Dimensions H 11.2 / ø 41.2 cm
Exhibition The 56th West 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.

Shunemon Okugawa

photo Shunemon Okugawa

Shunemon’s works are characterized by beautiful forms that only an artist who has kept pursuing wheel shaping is able to create. His finished works with decorative engraving are often so thin that when held to the light they are transparent, and clearly show his desire to waste no porcelain clay. His works are marked by a contradictory sharpness and softness; delicate engraving, and such sections as the rim and foot (bottom) demonstrate his painstaking handwork, with meticulous attention to each technique he spares no effort in finishing a work.