Shunsai Hata

Inquiries regarding this work


  • Categories
    Metal works
  • Year of production



A mixture of clay and sand is shaped by rotating a board with a cutout outline that is a cross-section of the final shape. This technique is used to make tea kettles for the tea ceremony, temple bells and other circular, symmetrical objects. After removal from the mold, a kettle can be heated and painted with lacquer and ohaguro (a coating used in the old days to blacken one’s teeth) to produce a uniquely beautiful finish.

View the information of technique


image Shunsai Hata

Shunsai Hata

  • Metal works
  • / Full member, Japan Kogei Association

I create designs giving an impression of transparency so that the viewer becomes unaware of the underlying iron; I make it a policy to create works unique to myself, by incorporating contemporar・・・

About the Artist

View All works