image Large dish with binankazura design.

Large dish with binankazura design.

Shiyo Sakai

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  • Categories
    Ceramic
  • Size
    L50.0 W50.0 H11.5

Techniques

Blueandwhiteware

Blue and white ware is made by painting designs on white biscuit-fired pottery with a cobalt-rich pigment known as zaffer, or gosu in Japanese. It is then coated with a transparent glaze and glost-fired. In China it has been made since the Yuan Dynasty (around the 12th century).

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Tetsu-e

With this technique, you can paint designs with pigment containing iron oxide (rusted iron), then coat it with a glaze that turns transparent during firing, and fire it at a high temperature (glost firing). This is a basic method of producing decorative ceramics, utilizing the way the iron in the pigment changes colors when fired.

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Blue-tintedseihakuji

Seihakuji (blue-white porcelain), known in English as celadon, is produced using porcelain clay made from white stone. It is pottery that has been biscuit-fired and painted with a glaze containing a small amount of iron, which turns a bluish tint when fired again. This technique originated in China. There is also hakuji (white porcelain), which is painted with a glaze that turns transparent when fired, and seiji (blue porcelain), made with clay containing iron coated with a glaze that turns blue when fired.

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Artist&Works

image Shiyo Sakai

Shiyo Sakai

  • Ceramic
  • / Associate member, Japan Kogei Association

Inspired by the flowers, berries, and fruits, and the changing seasons as motifs, I decorate ceramics with overglaze painting. When creating my works I aim at making a soft impression.

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