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Sofu Matsuo
¥1,296,000 (Tax included)

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  • Category
    CERAMICS
  • Year of production
    2014
  • Notes
    Comes with box

Technique

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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Iroe

Iroe (literally color painting in Japanese) is a technique in which a transparent glaze is applied and the piece glost-fired, then paint is applied over the glaze and the piece is fired again at a low temperature of approximately 800 degrees Celsius. It is also called uwae, or over-painting. The paint used in traditional iroe is known as wa-enogu (Japanese-style paint), and color choices include red, blue, yellow, green and purple. It is also possible to use yo-enogu (Western-style paint).

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ARTIST&WORK

Sofu Matsuo

  • CERAMICS
  • / Full member, Japan Kogei Association

MATSUO grew up in Arita, the original city of ceramics, and from his infancy studied under Sofu the first; at the age of 20, to master the production of tea utensils, he moved to Hagi and studie・・・

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