Ko Takenaka

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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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Ko Takenaka

  • Ceramic
  • / Full member, Japan Kogei Association

I create hakuji (white porcelain) by applying the mentori (chamfering) and shinogi (carving lines) techniques. I also create ceramic stationery objects.

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